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Andrew Sendejo | Defensive Back | #34

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Rice
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NFL suspended Vikings FS Andrew Sendejo one game for violating the league's player safety rules.
Sendejo illegally hit Mike Wallace on Sunday, giving him a concussion. Sendejo was previously fined earlier this season for a big hit on Cameron Brate, so the suspension is next in line after a fine. Sendejo will probably appeal. For now, he's out for Week 8 in London against Cleveland. The Vikings then have a Week 9 bye before coming back stateside for a road date in Washington. Oct 23 - 6:12 PM

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Vikings placed S Andrew Sendejo on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Sendejo was ruled out on Friday after apparently suffering a knee injury in practice earlier in the week. The severity of the injury is unknown. Sendejo recorded two interceptions and 66 tackles in 14 starts this season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Sendejo got in a limited week of practice and is expected to return after missing one game. He’ll start opposite Harrison Smith in base sets.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (ankle) has resumed practicing.

Sendejo was held out last week, but is on track to only miss one game. His return is good news for a Vikings secondary coming off an embarrassing loss. Sendejo had 33 tackles and a team-high two interceptions before going down.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (ankle) has not practiced this week.

Sendejo injured his ankle attempting to run back an interception against the Eagles. Despite being called day to day after the game, he was never likely to play this week. The pride of Smithson Valley could be looking at a multi-week absence.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (ankle) is day to day.

Sendejo was limited to six snaps Sunday, and had to be carted to the locker room. We'd guess he'll probably miss Week 8. Jayron Kearse is the next man up.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo exited Week 7 against the Eagles with an ankle injury.

Sendejo got the turnover party started with an interception, but he suffered an ankle injury on the return. He had to be carted into the locker room. Sendejo is officially questionable to return.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 01:36:00 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson does not expect the Vikings to name the starting safety opposite Harrison Smith until late in camp.

"It’ll come down to the games," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. Andrew Sendejo and veteran Michael Griffin are the two front-runners, but Tomasson reports Antone Exum is getting a "long look" as well.'s Mike Wobschall believes the job is Sendejo's to lose.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:02:00 AM's Mike Wobschall believes the starting safety spot next to Harrison Smith is Andrew Sendejo's to lose.

Sendejo looked like the locked-in starter after the Vikings gave him a four-year, $16 million deal in March, but that changed when they added Michael Griffin four days later. Sendejo has held off the veteran to this point, but his grip on the starting spot is tenuous entering camp. Antone Exum is also in the mix.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo could lose his starting job.

The Vikings are making Sendejo compete despite giving him a four-year offseason extension. Sendejo has been getting the majority of first-team reps, but Michael Griffin and 2015 UDFA Anthony Harris are in the mix for snaps. Even if he starts, Sendejo shouldn’t have a full-time role.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Vikings re-signed S Andrew Sendejo to a four-year, $16 million contract with $2.5 million guaranteed.

Sendejo was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. The Vikings have been crystal clear in their desire to find a top-end starter next to Harrison Smith, and it did not appear they viewed Sendejo as that guy. $4 million annually is starter-level money, however, suggesting Sendejo has the inside track to open 2016 in the starting lineup. This move all but assures free agent S Robert Blanton will be playing elsewhere. Sendejo has been with the Vikings since 2011.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo has started the team's first two games at strong safety.

Sendejo was benched Week 1 for Robert Blanton, who started every preseason game, but he got the nod again Week 2. Sendejo had five tackles and a fumble recovery against the Lions. He should keep his starting job at least another week.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:15:00 AM's Ben Goessling expects Andrew Sendejo to compete for the Vikings' strong safety job.

Sendejo made 10 starts filling in for Harrison Smith last year, finishing with 84 tackles and an interception. He should push SS Jamarca Sanford for first-team snaps, but is best suited for a situational role. The Vikings also have two third-round picks and could target a safety in the middle rounds of the draft.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Vikings signed S Andrew Sendejo to a two-year, $2 million extension through 2015.

He gets $400,000 guaranteed, with another $600,000 available through incentives. Sendejo, 26, is not a defensive contributor, but had ten special teams tackles in 2012 and is considered a core member of kick and punt cover units.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Vikings signed S Andrew Sendejo.

Sendejo has spent time with the Jets and Cowboys the past two years as a special teamer. He'll play the same role in Minnesota.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 06:55:00 PM