Dud: Andrew Sendejo
The Browns signed veteran safety Andrew Sendejo this offseason to be a leader and proven player in their defensive backfield. He has played with the Minnesota Vikings and had ties to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Unfortunately, the injury to rookie Grant Delpit made Sendejo a full-time starter for the time being.
Sendejo really seemed to struggle in his debut in The Land. He missed his block on the fake punt, gave up a huge pass to Marquise Brown, and another huge pass to Mark Andrews. He seemed to stand out in the defense yesterday in a bad way.
The Browns desperately need him to step up and be the veteran presence he was signed to be. The defensive backfield is very thin after several injuries, so Sendejo has to produce, otherwise, he will be exploited weekly by opposing offenses.
The Browns new safety Ronnie Harrison — who they acquired in a trade from Jacksonville for a 5th round pick — only played three snaps yesterday as he’s getting acclimated to the new system and has only been with the team for 10 days. He will likely play against the Bengals and hopefully will be a huge upgrade over Sendejo.
Sendejo will still get plenty of reps and has to be better. He will be on the hot seat if he does not improve his play.