Vikings activate safety Andrew Sendejo off PUP list

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The Minnesota Vikings have activated safety Andrew Sendejo off the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday.

Sendejo was placed on the PUP list before training camp after offseason back surgery forced him to miss the team's OTAs and minicamp.

He started 10 games and totaled 84 tackles and one interception last season after starter Harrison Smith was injured.

Sendejo began his professional career with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League in the spring of 2010. He had tryouts with multiple teams and brief stints with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets before catching on with the Vikings late in 2011.

The Rice product is expected to compete for a starting safety position with Robert BlantonJamarca Sanford and Kurt Coleman.

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