The Eagles shored up the depth at safety on Monday by agreeing to terms with veteran Andrew Sendejo on a one-year contract for the 2019 season.
The 31-year-old is entering his 10th NFL season after spending eight years as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. In 95 career games (59 starts), Sendejo has 421 tackles, 27 pass breakups, six interceptions, six tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one sack, and 52 special teams tackles. Sendejo was named the Vikings' Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014.
The 6-1, 210-pound Sendejo started the first five games of the 2018 campaign before suffering a season-ending groin injury against the Eagles. He had 28 tackles and three pass breakups this past year.
Sendejo was not selected in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Rice and started his pro career with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL. He impressed enough that Dallas signed him to its practice squad and promoted him late in the 2010 season. In fact, Sendejo made his NFL debut against the Eagles as a rookie.
The Cowboys released Sendejo during the final roster cutdown in 2011 and he was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets where he bounced back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad. The Vikings eventually signed him and he suited up for three games toward the end of the year.
Sendejo played in 13 games or more each season from 2012-17. He accumulated at least 97 tackles three times, including 2013 when he posted a career-best 104 tackles and started 10 games. He was in the starting lineup for every contest he played from 2015 through this past season.