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Report: Ex-Eagles Safety Andrew Sendejo, Browns Agree to 1-Year, $2.25M Contract

Tim Daniels

Former Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo, who spent part of the 2019 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly reached an agreement with the Cleveland Browns on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported the update Friday.

Sendejo, 32, made stops with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets after going undrafted out of Rice in 2010 before landing with the Vikings late in the 2011 season.

The Texas native slowly transformed from a little-used reserve into a full-time starter for the Vikes. He recorded 223 total tackles, 14 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and a sack across 40 starts for Minnesota from 2015 through 2017.

He made just five appearances in 2018 because of a groin injury, however, and then signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 2019.

Sendejo played only nine games for Philly before getting waived in November. He tallied 28 tackles and one pick in a mostly reserve role. He rejoined the Vikings for the stretch run of the campaign.

He played some slot cornerback in order to see the field during his second stint in Minnesota.

"Not really giving away the scheme, but whatever they ask me to do, I'll do it," Sendejo told reporters in January. "That's kind of how football is. They ask you to do something, and you have to step up and do your best."

The Browns previously signed fellow veteran safety Karl Joseph, who spent the last five years with the Oakland Raiders, to a one-year contract.

Sendejo, Joseph and Sheldrick Redwine will likely compete for the Browns' two starting safety spots during training camp. J.T. Hassell and Montrel Meander are also under contract at the position for 2020.

   
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