The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have officially placed S Andrew Sendejo on season-ending injured reserve and promoted WR Isaac Fruechte to their active roster in a corresponding move.
The Vikings ruled Sendejo out from Week 17 after sustaining a knee injury during practice this week. Although the severity of the injury is currently unclear, it was enough to land him on injured reserve for the final week of the regular season.
Sendejo, 29, is in the first year of a four-year, $16 million contract that contained $2.5 million guaranteed. He originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2010.
He had a brief stint with the Jets before the Vikings signed him during the 2011 season.
Minnesota later signed him to on a two-year contract during the 2013 season.
In 2016, Sendejo appeared in 14 games for the Vikings and recorded 69 total tackles, 0.5 sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and four pass defenses. ProFootballFocus rates him as the No. 54 overall safety out of 92 qualifying players.