The Philadelphia Eagles have waived veteran safety Andrew Sendejo on Tuesday.
Another one bites the dust from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 offseason free agency pool. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman made a handful of veteran signings this past offseason, but not many are surviving at this point in the season.
Add veteran safety Andrew Sendejo to that list now. After signing on with the Eagles for the season, the team looked to use Sendejo as the third rotational safety. Basically, the former Vikings defensive back was going to become the next Corey Graham.
Unfortunately, being the next Corey Graham seems to come with tons of criticism. Sendejo was surely not above all of that. After struggling throughout the first half of the season, Sendejo was becoming more of a liability rather than a decent contributor.
After multiple senseless penalties, and causing an accidental injury to one of his own guys while headhunting, Sendejo just didn’t bring enough positive factors to the table. For that, the Eagles are finished with him. So on Tuesday, they made it official and waived the veteran.
The Eagles likely waived Sendejo for two reasons. One being obvious — the guy just wasn’t all that good. In nine games, Sendejo totaled for 26 tackles and a single interception. There were some decent moments with the veteran safety, but his undisciplined play at times was totally uncalled for. The last thing the Eagles need on defense is senseless penalties.
The second reason happens to be because of the comp pick game. As we know, Howie Roseman is big on trying to acquire compensation picks. By waiving Sendejo before Saturday, the Eagles will likely end up with a conditional fourth-round pick. If a team offered a fourth-round pick for Andrew Sendejo before the deadline, it would be a no-brainer to take it. That’s how the Eagles are thinking right now, and it’s undoubtedly the right move for the team.