Jones scores late TD, leads Falcons past Eagles 24-20
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones hauled in a short pass behind the line of scrimmage, got the blocks he needed and didn't stop running until he was well past the end zone.
Eagles sign safety Johnathan Cyprien
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed safety Johnathan Cyprien and released safety Godwin Igwebuike.
Cyprien, a second-round pick in 2013, has started 70 games for the...
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Eagles bolster secondary with safety Andrew Sendejo
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Andrew Sendejo, who earlier this month was released by Minnesota.
Cap-tight Vikings clear space by cutting Remmers, Sendejo
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have a little bit more flexibility to spend on offseason renovations, after moving on from two veteran starters.
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Vikings place starting safety Andrew Sendejo on IR
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed safety Andrew Sendejo on injured reserve, ending his season after a groin injury limited him to only five games.
The 31-year-old Sendejo, the fourth-longest tenured player on the team, latched on with the Vikings in 2011 as a special teams player and has started 58 games over the past six seasons. He has been a fixture in the starting lineup next to Harrison Smith since 2015.
Cobb out again for Packers with hamstring injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will miss his sixth game this season because of a hamstring injury.
Cobb was sidelined Sunday at Minnesota for the third straight week, along with cornerback Kevin King (hamstring). Defensive end Mike Daniels (foot) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (groin) were also out. Safety Kentrell Brice (ankle) returned from a one-game absence. Tight end Jimmy Graham (thumb) was in the lineup after being listed as questionable.
Vikes CB Rhodes among 6 starters out; Saints CB Apple starts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have six injured starters out against New Orleans: cornerback Xavier Rhodes (foot), running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring), left guard Tom Compton (knee) and left tackle Riley Reiff (foot).
Vikings rule Barr, Compton, Cook, Sendejo out vs. Saints
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have ruled our four injured starters against New Orleans, linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring), left guard Tom Compton (knee), running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) and strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin).
Left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) was listed as doubtful after being held out of practice Friday. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (foot) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (ankle/knee) were listed as questionable for Sunday.
Vikings’ Sendejo fined $53,482 by NFL for hit vs. Packers
NEW YORK (AP) — Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend.
Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked into Adams with his right shoulder just after Xavier Rhodes made initial contact.
2 Vikings starters questionable for Sunday’s game
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings starters WR Adam Thielen (lower back) and S Andrew Sendejo (concussion) are both listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sendejo limited in practice after concussion vs Saints
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo is working his way back from a concussion that forced him out of the previous game.
Sendejo took part in a limited portion of practice Thursday for the second straight day, after a hit to the head from New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas knocked him to the turf and out of the game. The Vikings beat the Saints to advance to the NFC championship game at Philadelphia.
Saints’ Michael Thomas blasts ‘rumors’ that collision with Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo was intentional
The refs may have picked up the flag, but not everyone is convinced a late-game collision in the Saints-Vikings showdown wasn't intentional.
The collision came during a play in the second half when Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was cutting back across the field, and Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo ran toward him while looking back toward the quarterback. The pair collided, with Sendejo injured after Thomas' forearm appeared to contact the side of his helmet.
Vikings bothered by hit that concussed Andrew Sendejo
The Vikings emerged winners on Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints, but one hit didn’t sit well and could have a lasting effect headed into the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia next weekend.
At the end of the third quarter, New Orleans’ comeback attempt was sparked right after Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was blindsided by Saints receiver Michael Thomas. The hit left Sendejo laying on his back, seemingly in a daze, shortly before he was able to sit up and walk off the field.
Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks gets ready for Saints’ challenge
The Vikings Eric Kendricks spent the regular season disrupting great offensive teams. The third-year linebacker recorded 113 tackles 33 more than the teams No. 2 tackler, safety Andrew Sendejo good for the 15th-highest mark in the NFL.
OLB Matthews among 5 Packers starters inactive for Vikings
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry are among five starters inactive for the Green Bay Packers' game Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
Matthews (hamstring) and Perry (ankle/shoulder) each missed practice this week. The Packers are playing their first game since being eliminated from playoff contention.
Division title is just the first item on the Vikings’ checklist
Xavier Rhodes stood on a chair in the locker room, organizing the Vikings secondary. Andrew Sendejo yelled for a camera. He forgot what that means in 2017.
Suddenly a bank of mini-cams was training lenses on a photographer taking a picture of players taking phone selfies. The Vikings revolution will be recorded redundantly, frame-by-frame.
Vikings’ defense is built for modern-day NFL, drawing comparisons to all-time greats
As NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell reviewed the Vikings win over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, the play that extolled their defensive excellence on a day when they held an offense that scored 540 points a year ago to three field goals was a 7-yard checkdown.
The Falcons were trying to muster a go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter when they lined up on first-and-10 from their own 39-yard line, looking for a big play to Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones.
Vikings relying on many players passed over in NFL draft
The list of undrafted free agents making an impact on the Vikings this season is lengthy. Case Keenum, Adam Thielen, Marcus Sherels, Andrew Sendejo, C.J. Ham, Jeremiah Sirles, Nick Easton, Kai Forbath, Ryan Quigley and Tom Johnson were all passed over in the NFL draft.
Vikings’ Eric Kendricks specializes in the lost art of wrap-up, take-down tackles in bunches
Xavier Rhodes was momentarily stumped when asked to name the best tackler on a Vikings defense that’s heading into Atlanta on Sunday ranked first in third-down conversions, second against the run and fifth in points allowed.
“Well,” Rhodes said, “he misses a lot, but I know everyone is afraid of him. Andrew Sendejo. He just runs. I think he just runs and dives with his eyes closed. And blows people up.”
Lions’ Ansah questionable vs. Vikings; Agnew out
Allen Park — Ziggy Ansah is questionable for Thursday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, while return man Jamal Agnew and running back Dwayne Washington have been ruled out.
Ansah, who missed the past two weeks with a back injury, participated in both days of practice this week. In eight games, he's recorded 18 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble.
In the two weeks Ansah was out, the Lions struggled to stop the run. The Browns and Bears both topped 200 yards in those games.
Vikings at full strength at first practice of short week
All 63 Vikings helmets ran around the Winter Park fieldhouse Tuesday, meaning theyre healthy entering the most pivotal game of the 2017 season.
Right tackle Mike Remmers is continuing to work through the concussion protocol as of Tuesday afternoon. He returned to practice and was limited, leaving the door open for his return Thursday against the Lions.
Early this week, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it clear the home crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium could make a big difference in the Vikings being able to beat a Rams, a team with the No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL and one predicted by many analysts to upset the Purple.
Vocal fans gave Zimmer the volume he wanted, which he said made it difficult for the Rams to get their offense going or make audibles at the line of scrimmage in Sundays 24-7 victory for the Vikings.
Vikings have options at safety to replace injured Andrew Sendejo
For the third time this season, the Vikings will be without safety Andrew Sendejo on Sunday against the Rams. He has been ruled out due to groin and hamstring injuries.
Safety Anthony Harris could get his third start for Sendejo. However, the ageless Terence Newman filled in when Sendejo exited last week’s game in Washington.
Five extra points for Vikings: How Adam Thielen got loose and Andrew Sendejo shook loose a potential touchdown
1. Poor plan for Thielen
Vikings’ safeties Andrew Sendejo, Harrison Smith discuss challenges of avoiding hits to the head
I asked Andrew Sendejo in the locker room on Sunday to describe his intentions as he closed in on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace like a 210-pound missile three minutes into that days game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Tackle the guy; get the football, the Vikings safety said.
Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo suspended one game for hit on receiver Mike Wallace
Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was suspended one game by the NFL for a violation of safety-related playing rules in Sundays 24-16 win against the Ravens.
Vikings safety Sendejo suspended 1 game for hit on Wallace
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo for one game for violating player safety rules in Sunday's win against the Baltimore Ravens.
Sendejo's hit on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace on Baltimore's seconds series of the game was directly to the head. Wallace's helmet flew off during the collision, and Sendejo was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
In his letter to Sendejo, Jon Runyan, the NFL's vice president of football operations, wrote:
Vikings emphatically stamped out Ravens’ run game, their best chance of winning
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The Vikings won Sunday’s game as soon as they forced the Ravens to beat them with Joe Flacco.
Yes, he’s a Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback. Fight amongst yourselves as to whether we should call him “elite” or whatever, but he ranked 31st in passer rating (66.1) and was missing three top receivers.
And a fourth receiver, Mike Wallace, was done as soon as he darn near had his head removed by safety Andrew Sendejo three minutes into the game.
Vikings five extra points: Andrew Sendejo’s hit, Adam Thielen’s temper, Laquon Treadwell’s miss
1. Sendejo: Not intent to hurt Wallace
Vikings’ defense has come a long way since collapsing in wild affair against the Ravens in 2013
Dennis Pitta scored with 2:05 left, then Toby Gerhart scored on a 41-yard touchdown 38 seconds later. Jacoby Jones took the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, then Cordarrelle Patterson raced 79 yards down a snowswept field for what looked like the game-winning score with 45 seconds left.
Only, these being the 2013 Vikings, that wouldn’t be the end of the story.
Vikings keep Bradford, 4 other starters out of practice
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five starters with injury concerns going into the game against Green Bay.
Quarterback Sam Bradford (knee), wide receiver Stefon Diggs (groin), strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), left guard Nick Easton (calf) and defensive tackle Tom Johnson (knee) were all held out of practice on Wednesday.
Evans loses cool as Bucs go backward in loss to Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right after cutting Minnesota's lead to two touchdowns, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers forced the Vikings into their only three-and-out of the game.
The window for a rally was still open early in the fourth quarter, until it slammed shut with an errant pass by Jameis Winston.
Andrew Sendejo picked it off and returned it 36 yards to the Buccaneers 35, setting up a field goal that gave the Vikings a three-score lead.
Keenum has 3 TD passes and Vikings top Buccaneers 34-17
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Case Keenum gave Minnesota a brilliant performance in relief of Sam Bradford, passing for three touchdowns and a career-high 369 yards without a turnover to guide the Vikings to a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Stefon Diggs had 173 yards receiving and caught two of Keenum's throws for scores, one short and one long.
Dalvin Cook produced 169 total yards plus his first NFL touchdown, which capped a 75-yard drive by the Vikings (2-1) to start the game.
Vikings finally settled at strong safety spot with Sendejo
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Sendejo opened the mailbox one day this spring and found it overflowing with envelopes from Rice University, his alma mater.
"I was thinking they were all my parking tickets," the Minnesota Vikings strong safety said. "They finally found my address."
Vikings promote former Gophers WR Fruechte
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added wide receiver Isaac Fruechte (FRIHK-tee) to the active roster for his NFL debut in the season finale, after placing safety Andrew Sendejo on injured reserve.
The move was made Saturday. The Vikings (7-8) host Chicago (3-12) on Sunday. Sendejo started 14 of the first 15 games before hurting his knee.
Vikings’ Adrian Peterson listed out for Bears game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is listed as out for the season finale against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, leaving open the possibility the star running back has played his final game for the Minnesota Vikings.
Bears’ Long, Sitton out for Vikings game because of injuries
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are holding star right guard Kyle Long and left guard Josh Sitton out of their game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Long, a three-time Pro Bowl lineman, was listed as doubtful after exiting last week's loss to Green Bay because of a strained triceps. Sitton missed his second consecutive game because of an ankle injury. Ted Larsen started at right guard and Eric Kush at left guard on Monday night.
Vikings rule McKinnon, Sendejo out for Monday vs. Bears
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have ruled running back Jerick McKinnon and strong safety Andrew Sendejo out of their game at Chicago because of sprained ankles.
Neither McKinnon nor Sendejo has practiced at all after getting hurt last week at Philadelphia. The Vikings also ruled defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and backup guard Zac Kerin (hand) out for the game Monday against the Bears.
Vikings RB McKinnon out of boot, still not practicing
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon is out of the walking boot that was protecting his injured ankle earlier this week. But he was still not able to practice Friday as the team prepares for its game at Chicago on Monday night.
Punt returner Marcus Sherels (wrist), kick returner and receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion), safety Andrew Sendejo (ankle) and guard Zac Kerin (hand) also did not practice on Friday.
Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson recovering from concussion
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson has a concussion after his best game of the season.
Patterson was held out of practice Thursday. He took some hard hits in the team's loss last week at Philadelphia, where he caught all seven passes thrown to him for 67 yards and a touchdown. Patterson, used sparingly the past two years, has scored in two straight games while becoming more of an integral part of the offense.