Andrew Sendejo
Andrew Sendejo
31-Year-Old SafetyS
Minnesota Vikings
Inactive
Injury Groin
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Sendejo seems to be taking advantage of his role within a star-studded Vikings secondary that otherwise includes two 2017 first-team All-Pros in free safety Harrison Smith and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. As the Vikings' clear starting strong safety in 2017, the undrafted Rice product was on pace for 98 tackles and 8.6 pass breakups had he played all 16 games. Such production makes him one to keep an eye on in IDP circles ahead of the 2018 season, and he should come at a discount given his lack of brand-name appeal. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Minnesota in March of 2016.
Ruled out for Week 6
SMinnesota Vikings
Groin
October 12, 2018
Sendejo (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Sendejo did not participate in practice throughout the week, foreshadowing his Week 6 absence. The Vikings have a trio of players to choose from as they look to Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris or George Iloka to replace Sendejo at strong safety next to Harrison Smith.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    324
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    37
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
855
133
2017
780
66
2018
324
37
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
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Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Sendejo, who amassed 69 tackles, four passes defensed and two interceptions in 2016 before a knee injury cut his campaign just short, is slated to once again start at strong safety next to Harrison Smith. Sendejo underwent surgery to repair the knee issue during the offseason, but he should be back in time for training camp.
Sendejo is the leading candidate to retain his starting safety job next to Smith, but he faces competition from Michael Griffin, Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse. He's a solid tackler, but has struggled at times in coverage.
Sendejo took over as the starter last December after Robert Blanton started 13 games, but he's not guaranteed a starting role again. He will compete with Blanton, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith this summer.
Sendejo has mostly been a special teams player in his career, but he finally got playing time in the secondary last season after the injury to Harrison Smith and made a decent impression when in the starting lineup. He'll likely win a top reserve role as a result.
Will serve as a backup at safety and contribute on special teams.
Sendejo went undrafted at Rice and then played in the UFL and bounced around two NFL practice squads. With Minnesota's wide open competition at safety, he could actually win a significant role.
Depth safety and special teams player
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Doesn't practice Wednesday
SMinnesota Vikings
Groin
October 10, 2018
Sendejo was absent from practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.
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Three tackles in season opener
SMinnesota Vikings
September 10, 2018
Sendejo started at strong safety, had three total tackles and played all 67 of the defense's snaps in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He was credited with breaking up one pass, according to Pro Football Focus.
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Competition for playing time?
SMinnesota Vikings
August 25, 2018
Sendejo had a tackle and played 30 snaps on defense in Friday's preseason game, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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Non-participant in offseason workouts
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Calf
June 25, 2018
Sendejo (calf) was held out of OTAs and minicamp this spring, Sam Ekstrom of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Totals 80 tackles in 2017
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Calf
February 2, 2018
Sendejo (calf) recorded 80 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games in 2017.
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