Eagles release Andrew Sendejo, another key defensive player


The Eagles unloaded another one of their offseason free-agent pickups Tuesday, releasing veteran safety Andrew Sendejo.

Sendejo, who had become better known for his stupid play than anything else, played in all nine games this year and started one, playing 237 snaps on defense and 166 on defense.

It was Sendejo who caused teammate Avonte Maddox’s concussion and neck injury that sidelined him for a month, and he also committed a ridiculous personal foul in the win over the Bears on Sunday.

By releasing Sendejo before Saturday’s cut-off date for free-agent acquisitions to count against the league’s net gain-loss formula, he no longer is considered as part of the Eagles’ free agency net gain. So the Eagles should gain a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft by cutting him now.

The Eagles signed several free agents this offseason who didn’t make it through the season, including Zach Brown, L.J. Fort and now Sendejo. 

Sendejo, 32, is in his 10th season. He spent most of his career with the Vikings, starting 58 games from 2013 through last year.

The Eagles still have nine defensive backs on the active roster and could get Cre’Von LeBlanc back soon.

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