S Chris Banjo making the most of his opportunities

Green Bay Packers safety Chris Banjo is now also taking the place of injured safety Sean Richardson in the team’s Big Okie package and the special teamer is starting to open eyes to what he can do on defense. In addition to the Big Okie package,  Banjo also plays in the unit's in the dime package, which features six defensive backs. “Chris is smart, he can run … he’s just...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Big Favorites to Exorcise their Kaepernick Demons

After ripping through Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs (before letting up and giving up three late TDs) the Packers defense showed the ability to be better than just “ok.” Dom Capers showcased the depth on his bench, using a multitude of packages that included getting players like Chris Banjo and newly re-signed Joe Thomas some meaningful snaps. The Packers sacked Alex...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers change in scheme produces big results

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers made adjustments during Monday night's game to compensate for the loss of safeties Morgan Burnett and Sean Richardson, but ran into a new wrinkle instead. Capers used rookie cornerback Damarious Randall on the outside in the subpackages and moved nickel cornerback Micah Hyde safety to replace Burnett before moving Hyde back into...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Packers vs. Saints

In a summer full of pretend games, there’s nothing more phony than the final one. But for players on the fringe of a roster spot, tonight’s contest between Green Bay and New Orleans is as real as it gets. Here are five players whose performance will either keep them on the 53-man roster or relegate them to the practice squad or the street: JARED ABBREDERIS – With only two practices...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Preseason Game #3: A Mixed Bag of Emotions

After getting trounced by the Philadelphia Eagles 39-26 in preseason game #3 the Green Bay Packers walked back to the locker room icing their injuries and counting their blessings. Packer Nation walked away from the game not knowing what to think, given the Green Bay Packers recent rash of injuries, coupled with inconsistencies and sloppy play, especially by the 1st team defense...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Banjo Could Be On The Chopping Block

We’re just two weeks away from the league mandated cut day for all teams. That time teams make the dreaded decisions of cutting players to stay under the 75 player limit. For the Green Bay Packers, this year’s cut could prove to be difficult. One player who could be on the wire could be Chris Banjo. Banjo originally joined the franchise in 2013 after being released by the Jacksonville...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Banjo Makes Some Noise

Packers Notes will provide exclusive updates from training camp whenever we have a person in attendance, so check back every day for the latest news, views and analysis. -I said it last year and I’ll say it again, I hope the Packers find a way to keep Chris Banjo on the final 53-man roster. While he might be the smallest defensive back on the roster, nobody has a bigger heart....
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Few Outsiders Allowed

Green Bay opened training camp with 88 players under contract. Guess how many played a game for another team in the National Football League? The answer is 3. How amazing is this? Well, as of Thursday morning, no other team in the league has fewer than *16 such players. Even more amazing, if you include all the Packers who even spent time in another team’s training camp, the number...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Piecing together the Green Bay Packers cornerback puzzle

Going into the 2014 off-season, the Green Bay Packers had a glaring need at safety after rotating through Jeron McMillan, M.D. Jennings, Chris Banjo, and Sean Richardson across from Morgan Burnett during the year. They selected HaHa Clinton-Dix in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and moved Hyde back from cornerback to safety. The changes they made seemed to work wonders as the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is in Danger of Losing Their Roster Spot

Now that the Draft is finished, it comes time to look at the Green Bay roster as it stands right now. If you factor in the eight picks and the one or two undrafted guys that always make the team, that ends up leaving some guys out in the cold. There are five guys who are now sleeping a little less easier now that the draft is done. It may be their last chance to make this team, and...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Re-Sign ERFA S Chris Banjo

Green Bay Packers S Chris Banjo officially signed his exclusive tender on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release. Banjo, 25, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of SMU back in 2013. He lasted a few months with Jacksonville before he later caught on with the Packers. In 2014, Banjo opened the ... The post Packers Re-Sign ERFA S Chris...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Packers Position Group Analysis – Safety

Overview: The safety position improved exponentially in 2014 after the Packers used their first-round draft pick on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.  This was never more apparent than in the 2014 NFC championship game when Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett combined for three interceptions.  Burnett’s improvement in 2014 can be traced back to the more sturdy presence of Clinton-Dix next to him...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nine AAC Alumni Comprise Rosters of Teams Playing For Super Bowl Appearance

The Packers, Seahawks, Colts and Patriots will battle in the NFL conference championships this Sunday to decide who plays in the almighty Super Bowl on February 1, 2015. Nine players who once adorned the uniforms of schools currently a part of the American Athletic Conference are listed on the active rosters of the four NFL franchises playing in the NFC and AFC championship games...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers sign Banjo, place Lattimore on IR

The Green Bay Packers have signed safety Chris Banjo to the active roster from the practice squad and placed LB Jamari Lattimore on injured reserve. The transactions were announced on Saturday. Banjo, a 5-foot-10, 207-pound second-year player out of SMU, was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a non-drafted free agent in 2013. After being waived by the Jaguars on July...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Send LB Jamari Lattimore To I.R. & Promote S Chris Banjo

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Packers are sending LB Jamari Lattimore to the season-ending injured reserve list on Saturday and promoting S Chris Banjo from their practice squad. There has been talk in recent weeks that Lattimore could eventually end up on I.R. due to an injury. Lattimore, 26, is in the final year of his contract and will make a base salary of ...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers set practice squad with 2014 personnel

That headline has a dual meaning: (1) the Packers have set their 2014 practice squad and (2) all 10 practice squad signees were with the Packers during the just completed 2014 preseason.Key among those signees was S Chris Banjo, who many -- including this writer -- felt was a surprise cut when the final 53-man roster was made.(Photo by Associated Press)Signed to the practice squad...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign Banjo, White, Dorsey, 7 others to practice squad

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The majority of the toughest cuts made by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday were signed to the practice squad Sunday. Safety Chris Banjo, who was likely No. 54 on what can only be a 53-man active roster, was among the headliners who signed with the Packers practice squad. Wide receivers Myles White and Kevin Dorsey also made it through waivers and signed to Green...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign Banjo, White, Dorsey, 7 others to practice squad

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The majority of the toughest cuts made by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday were signed to the practice squad Sunday. Safety Chris Banjo, who was likely No. 54 on what can only be a 53-man active roster, was among the headliners who signed with the Packers practice squad. Wide receivers Myles White and Kevin Dorsey also made it through waivers and signed to Green...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers finalize 53-man roster following cuts of Banjo, Dorsey, others

The Green Bay Packers finalized their 53-man roster for the 2014 season on Saturday. Here's a position-by-position analysis of which players made it and who was cut. Note: Ten players released Saturday will be signed to the practice squad on Sunday. Quarterbacks (3) In: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien Cut: NA Analysis: It's the first time since 2008 that the Packers kept...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers keep 3 quarterbacks on roster cutdown day

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien both made the team as the Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday afternoon. Flynn and Tolzien had a competitive preseason competition behind star quarterback Aaron Rodgers the last month. The previous time the Packers kept three quarterbacks going into a season was 2008, Rodgers...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Banjo Plays Winning Game

The Packers finished the preseason 3-1 with a 34-14 win over Kansas City. I focused my attention on 5 players, and here’s what I saw: AARON ADAMS – The second-year tackle suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and didn’t return. He was a long shot to make the 53-man roster going into the game, and now it’s all but certain he’s headed to either inured reserve or the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Players To Watch

The Packers play their final preseason game tonight. Here are 5 players I’ll be watching closely: AARON ADAMS – The Packers usually carry four tackles, and the second-year player from Eastern Kentucky has been No. 4 throughout the summer. But does he really deserve a spot on the 53-man roster? That’s a good question. I would have to say no based on the first three preseason...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pennel Could Be Latest UDFA to Make Green Bay Packers’ 53-Man Roster

Every year, there is to at least one or two undrafted free agents that end up making the Green Bay Packers final 53-man roster. Last season Lane Taylor, Chris Banjo and Andy Mulumba all made it after signing with the team as rookie free agents and now it looks like defensive tackle Mike Pennel could be latest to earn his way onto the Packers final roster for the 2014 season. Pennel...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: How the Packers’ secondary stacks up

The wait is nearly over, Saturday morning at 8:20 AM central time the Packers will take the field for the start of training camp. Before then, however, let’s take a look at what has been perhaps the weakest part of the Packers defense in recent years: the secondary. Safeties The Packers showed they are focusing on their defensive backfield by using their first round selection on...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers training camp preview: Safeties

  This is the eighth in a series of 14 previews leading up to the Green Bay Packers' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Micah Hyde, *Sean Richardson, *Chris Banjo, Charles Clay, Tanner Miller The breakdown: What a mess...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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