The Eagles have found their next veteran safety, agreeing to a one-year deal with veteran safety Andrew Sendejo.
Sendejo, 31, has played nine NFL seasons with 95 games played and 58 starts.
With the expected retirement of Corey Graham (who is a free agent), Sendejo can fill that pretty important third safety role with the Eagles. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod will start (if McLeod is ready for the season opener) and Sendejo can be the next safety off the bench. In 2018, Graham split that role with Tre Sullivan, who is still on the roster.
The Eagles use three safeties quite a bit to utilize Jenkins’ versatility. Often, Jenkins will move up into a linebacker role and the third safety gets on the field. Sendejo will be in that mix and can help on special teams. This signing makes plenty of sense.
After coming into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Rice, Sendejo spent one season with the Cowboys before joining the Vikings and working his way up from a special teams player to a starter on defense.
In 2018, Sendejo actually hurt his groin in the Eagles game and played just five games last season. He has played all 16 games just twice in his career. But from 2015-2017, he started 40 games in a three-year span.
The Vikings declined his option for the 2019 season, making him a free agent.
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