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Cardinals Sign Former Saints Safety Chris Banjo

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17:  Chris Banjo #31 and teammate Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate an interception against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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After an 0-2-1 start to the 2019 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals were looking to bolster their special teams unit, and they did just that by signing former New Orleans Saints safety and special teams standout Chris Banjo.

Banjo has appeared in every regular season game four times in his career, mainly as a special teams guru. In 2015, while with the Green Bay Packers, he was named a playoff captain by his teammates after leading the Packers in special teams tackles for the season.

Banjo went undrafted in 2012 out of Southern Methodist University, and initially latched on with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who later cut him during training camp. Four days after he was cut, he signed with the Packers where he'd go on to play four seasons.

Later, he signed with the New Orleans Saints where he'd been playing up until his release at the end of August.

Now given another opportunity to impress, we'll see what he's able to do for the Cardinals who are still trying to get their first win of the season. Hopefully he can step in and make an impact on special teams.