The Cleveland Browns have reportedly signed veteran safety Andrew Sendejo.
Browns fans might want to sit down for this one in case they are easily shocked, but it is a one-year deal worth $2.25 million, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo:
#Browns are signing S Andrew Sendejo, source says. It's a one-year, $2.25 million deal.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 20, 2020
Sendejo entered the NFL in 2010 when he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in two games with the Cowboys that season before moving on to the Minnesota Vikings in 2011.
During a nine-year career with the Vikings, Sendejo appeared in 99 games, making 60 starts, with eight interceptions, one sack and 258 tackles.
Sendejo has a coverage grade of 89.7 over the last three years and made 16 plays on the ball (six interceptions and 10 forced incompletions) while allowing just 3 TDs. Veteran FS in the fold for the #Browns https://t.co/NDpTMT5XRY— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) March 20, 2020
Sendejo joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 as a free agent, but played in just nine game before being waived. He went back to the Vikings to close out the season.
He spent some time as a slot cornerback with the Vikings last season as the team was dealing with injuries. While that is not his natural position, Sendejo took it in stride as he told vikings.com 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.”
Sendejo is the second safety to join the Browns this week as the team previously reached a one-yeal deal with free agent Karl Joseph.