According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the New Orleans Saints are adding defensive back Chris Banjo to their active roster.
Saints are signing former Packers DB Chris Banjo, source says. Special teams capt who got caught in injury/roster shuffle in GB.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 14, 2016
Banjo, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, went undrafted in 2012 after playing four years with Southern Methodist University. He would get his start in 2013 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but would only last three months. Just four days after his release, Banjo headed north to Wisconsin to join the Packers, where he spent the 2013 season and played in all 16 games.
In 2014, Banjo wouldn’t survive final cuts, but would stay on the team’s practice squad for most of the year until December. He’d get another crack at things for 2015, playing in all 16 games and was named a special teams captain.
The 26-year-old safety was placed on injured reserve near the end of October, and was released with an injury settlement on Oct. 31. His addition could be in conjunction with Kenny Vaccaro’s impending suspension. However, no official ruling has been announced. The Saints also recently added Shiloh Keo, who also played safety and special teams for the Broncos.