Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Top Chris Banjo News
Chris Banjo: Announces retirement
Banjo announced his retirement via his personal Twitter account Sunday.
The undrafted defensive back out of SMU played in 10 NFL seasons with three different teams (Packers, Saints and Cardinals). Banjo mostly operated as a special-teams ace, but he did record three career interceptions and had a fumble recovery for a touchdown, which came in his final season. He's set to join the Broncos as an assistant special teams coach.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Placed on IR
Arizona placed Banjo (illness) on injured reserve Friday.
Banjo won't play in the Cardinals' season finale due to an illness. His move to IR is simply transactional to open up a roster spot for Week 18. Banjo played primarily on special teams during the 2022 campaign, totaling 11 tackles and one fumble recovery across 13 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Signed to active roster
Banjo was signed to the Cardinals' active roster Monday.
Banjo was let go by Arizona at the end of August but began the season on the team's practice squad and was elevated to the active roster for each of the last three games. The 31-year-old has totaled two tackles (one solo) while playing mainly on special teams this year, and he'll serve as depth at free safety after Charles Washington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve last week.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Done in Arizona
Banjo was released by the Cardinals on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 31-year-old played in 13 games for the Cardinals last season, recording 48 tackles and one pass defended. The veteran was likely released because he was buried on the depth chart. Banjo may be able to find a spot on another roster given that he is in his 10th year, as he could help a young secondary with his experience.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Exits with hamstring injury
Banjo won't return to Friday's preseason game against the Cowboys due to a hamstring injury.
Banjo was shaken up on the first play of the fourth quarter, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after his departure. The severity of the injury hasn't been revealed, but the 31-year-old will serve as depth in Arizona's secondary this year if he's healthy in time for Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Back with Cardinals
Arizona re-signed Banjo to a one-year contract Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Banjo will return for a third straight season in the desert. The 31-year-old veteran brings quality depth to the Cardinals secondary, as he's proved capable of filling in as a starter when necessary. He's coming off a career year, with 48 tackles (34 solo) across 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Back from COVID-19 list
The Cardinals activated Banjo (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, per the league's official transactions report.
Banjo spent roughly a week on the COVID list, which forced him to miss the Cardinals' season-ending loss to the Rams, but he'll now be eligible to return to team facilities. Through 13 appearances in 2020, Banjo notched a career-high 48 tackles (34 solo) along with one defended pass. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Lands on COVID list
The Cardinals placed Banjo (hip) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Banjo has handled at least 75 percent of defensive snaps in four straight contests, but it looks likely that he'll be unavailable for Sunday's road game against the Rams. The transaction indicates that Banjo has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with someone who has.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Solid in spot start
Banjo posted 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Rams.
With Jalen Thompson (ankle) still out of the lineup, Banjo stepped in at strong safety and finished second to Budda Baker (12) in tackles for Arizona. Thompson could be back in the lineup for the Week 14 clash against the Giants. If he's not, Banjo's worth IDP consideration.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Practices in full Thursday
Banjo (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Banjo's hamstring injury caused him to miss two consecutive games, but he now looks fully on track for Monday's contest in Dallas. Barring any setbacks, he stands to draw his usual start at safety across from Budda Baker.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Sitting out Sunday
Banjo (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Jets.
Banjo will miss a second straight game. He was trending up and finished the practice week with two straight limited sessions, so he'll have a good chance to play Week 6 against the Cowboys -- a Monday night game. Expect Charles Washington and Deionte Thompson to rotate into Banjo's role Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Deemed questionable for Sunday
Banjo (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jets, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Banjo logged limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday, so he'll be closely monitored over the weekend leading up to Sunday's matchup. If he's unable to play, expect Charles Washington and Deionte Thompson to share the workload alongside Budda Baker.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Upgraded Thursday
Banjo (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
After failing to suit up in Wednesday's practice, it was a good sign that Banjo was able to suit up in some fashion. Banjo's practice availability Friday should paint a clearer picture of his chances to suit up in Week 5. If he's forced to miss more time, expect both Charles Washington and Deionte Thompson to have a role at strong safety.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Chris Banjo: Unable to practice Wednesday
Banjo (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Banjo missed Week 4 and is on the wrong track ahead of Sunday's matchup versus the Jets, but he still has two more practices to get on the field in some capacity. If he misses Week 5 as well, expect both Charles Washington and Deionte Thompson to have a role alongside starting free safety Budda Baker.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 207 lbs|
|Birthplace: Houston, TX|