Cleveland Browns finalize safety position with the latest addition
By Greg Newland
Andrew Sendejo is the last piece to the safety puzzle for the Cleveland Browns as he reunites with Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry.
On one side it appears the pursuit for Anthony Harris is officially over, but on the other side, the Cleveland Browns locked up two strong players at safety in Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo.
The 33-year-old veteran has been in the league 11 seasons with eight of those spent with the Minnesota Vikings. In 2019 Sendejo, signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. After being waived by the Eagles in November the Vikings picked Sendejo back up where he finished the season.
Sendejo does come with some red flags as he has never played a full season, however, the veteran did have his best season recently in 2017 where he recorded 80 tackles and 2 interceptions. After not living up to expectations with the Eagles we will see if he can resurrect his career in Cleveland.
Sendejo is not a long-term solution for the Browns at safety but will be more than serviceable in 2020. Look for Sendejo to be a great example to see if Shedrick Redwine will be the next man up after 2020.
Given multiple one-year deals on defense this free agency, look for Berry to pile up on defense in the draft and have a year to learn before being put on the field.
Another great one-year signing by Andrew Berry. At only $2.25 million the Browns were able to get a starting free safety at a cheaper price.
If Sendejo performs at a high level, maybe he will be looking at another one-year deal next offseason.