UPDATE: Rapoport has updated his original tweet. It's actually a 4-year, $16 million deal for Sendejo. Which makes even less sense. Anyway, the original story is below.
We have our first official Minnesota Vikings free agent signing of the offseason, folks. While the signing isn't completely unexpected, the amount of money that it was for might be.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the team has reached an agreement to bring safety Andrew Sendejo back into the fold.
#Vikings get a deal with S Andrew Sendejo, source said. It's a 4-year deal worth roughly $14M.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2016
Yes, that's a four-year, $14 million deal for Sendejo. That seems like a pretty hefty amount of money, though I can't imagine that the amount of guaranteed money is very high. We'll have to see how the contract is structured when the details are released.
Sendejo went undrafted in 2010 after playing his college ball at Rice University. His first stop in professional football was actually with the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2010. He also made stops with the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets before making his way to Minnesota in 2011.
This past season, he started 12 games for the Vikings at safety, collecting one interception and three passes defensed. He's also been one of the Vikings' best special teams players since joining the team.
I don't think this exactly precludes the Vikings from looking for a safety in free agency or in the 2016 NFL Draft. I do think it's a bad sign for someone like Robert Blanton, who has said he'd like to come back to Minnesota but likely doesn't have a spot at this point.
Congratulations to Andrew Sendejo on his new deal with the Minnesota Vikings. We'll have more Vikings' free agency news as we get it.