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Vikings place Andrew Sendejo on injured reserve

They’ve called cornerback Craig James up from the practice squad

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After allowing the issue to linger for about a month and a half, the Minnesota Vikings have officially ended the 2018 season for one of their starting defensive backs.

Safety Andrew Sendejo, who has not practiced or played since Week 5 because of a groin injury, was placed on injured reserve by the Vikings on Tuesday morning.

Sendejo, who has been the Vikings’ starter at safety next to Harrison Smith since 2015 and been with the Vikings since 2011, has not played since the Week 5 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Anthony Harris has stepped in as the starter at safety for Sendejo, and it’s not completely out of line to wonder if Sendejo’s time in Minnesota is done after this season. He’s under contract through next season, but it wouldn’t cost the team anything to cut him before the 2019 season begins and he’s currently the oldest player on the Vikings’ roster.

To take Sendejo’s place on the 53-man roster, the Vikings have elevated cornerback Craig James from the practice squad. James was with the Vikings in training camp and was initially waived with an injury settlement earlier in the season. He was brought back to the practice squad in mid-October, and is definitely not to be confused with the Craig James who certainly did not. . .well, you know.


To take James’ spot on the practice squad, the Vikings have once again brought back former Golden Gopher Jalen Myrick. This officially solidifies Myrick’s standing as the Jack Tocho of 2018.

Andrew Sendejo’s 2018 season is officially over. Do you think he’s back with the team in 2019?


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