The Cleveland Browns are signing strong safety Andrew Sendejo.
Sendejo, 32, agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.25 million, according to several media reports.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was first to report the news.
#Browns are signing S Andrew Sendejo, source says. It's a one-year, $2.25 million deal.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 20, 2020
The signing of Sendejo likely means the Browns are no longer in on Anthony Harris, the Vikings’ other safety on the free-agent market.
The Vikings applied the franchise tag on Harris.
There are reports the Vikings are still considering trade offers for Harris.
Sendejo has spent the majority of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, where new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski came up.
Entering his 11th season in 2020, Sendejo has 416 career tackles and nine interceptions.
In 2019, Sendejo compiled 45 tackles, one sack, nine tackles for a loss, four passes defended and three interceptions.
The Browns have signed several players since NFL free agency officially began at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.
It includes safety Karl Joseph, linebacker B.J. Goodson, tight end Austin Hooper, right tackle Jack Conklin and quarterback Case Keenum, punt returner JoJo Natson, defensive tackle Andrew Billings and cornerback Kevin Johnson.
Sendejo, Joseph, Billings, Johnson, Goodsen and Natson each signed one-year contracts with the Browns.
Browns free agent tracker:
– TE Austin Hooper (4-year)
– OL Jack Conklin (3-year)
– QB Case Keenum (3-year)
– LB BJ Goodson (1-year)
– S Karl Joseph (1-year)
– DL Andrew Billings (1-year)
– CB Kevin Johnson (1-year)
– WR JoJo Natson (1-year)
– S Andrew Sendejo (1-year)#Browns
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) March 20, 2020
The Browns also traded a seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos for fullback Andy Janovich.
Sendejo will compete for a starting safety position with Karl Joseph and Sheldrick Redwine, who is entering his second season.
The Browns are reconfiguring their defense that has lost linebackers Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey in free agency.
Schobert signed a five-year, $53.75 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kirksey signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Green Bay Packers.
Sendejo went undrafted in 2010 out of Rice, and got his start in professional football with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
In November 2010, Sendejo started his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys signed Sendejo to a two-year contract to join their practice squad as an unrestricted free agent.
Sendejo was part of the Cowboys’ final cuts the next season.
The New York Jets claimed Sendejo off waivers and signed him at the start of September 2011.
The Jets cut Sendejo the same month.
Sendejo then spent from 2011-2018 with the Vikings.
From 2015-2017, Sendejo started 40 out of 48 possible games for the Vikings.
A groin injury limited him to five games in 2018.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Sendejo to a one-year contract in March 2019.
After the Eagles waived him in November 2019, the Vikings claimed him off waivers for a second stint.
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