Banjo dueling for a spot with Packers

| August 17, 2013
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Every year, the Green Bay Packers uncover talented players that no team in the NFL saw fit to draft and add them to the regular season roster.  There’s a decent chance that one or more of those undrafted long shots could find their way on the Packers team this season as well.

Safety Chris Banjo wasn’t even with the Packers when camp got underway, but he’s here now, and making an impression.

Banjo picked off a pass in the end zone on Thursday and added some impressive hits n the 17-0 loss to Arizona.

Packers safety coach Darren Perry has been impressed with Banjo.

AUDIO: Darren Perry says Banjo is a smart kid :21

The 5’10, 207 pound Banjo hasn’t made the team yet, but he has the attention of the coaching staff.  And he knows the Packers are a team that will put the best 53 on the field and if he’s one of the top 53, the rest is history.

AUDIO: Banjo says the Packers have shown they’ll play whoever is the best option :10

The Packers have some decent depth at safety, but don’t rule Banjo out.  It didn’t work in Pittsburgh, Oakland or Jacksonville, maybe it’ll work in Green Bay.

Banjo had to sit out last season, working out and hoping for a call.  That was hard, but now he’s ready to get after it, starting with Saturday nights game against the St. Louis Rams.

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