Chris Banjo 2020 Arizona Cardinals Headshot

Chris Banjo



Experience: 8 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 31

Weight: 207 lbs

College: Southern Methodist


  • Solo
  • SCK
  • FF
  • INT



Signed with the Jaguars on 4/18/13 after participating in rookie minicamp on a tryout with the Raiders and Steelers in 2012. Released on 7/25/13 and signed with the Packers on 7/29/13. Released by Green Bay on 8/30/14 and signed to the team's practice squad on 8/31/14. Elevated to the Packers active roster from the team's practice squad on 12/13/14. Re-signed with Green Bay on 3/10/15 and 4/15/16. Waived/injured on 10/31/16 and signed with the Saints on 11/14/16. Agreed to terms with New Orleans on a three-year contract extension on 3/11/19. Released on 8/31/19 and signed with the Cardinals on 9/24/19. Agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Cardinals on 3/23/20 and 3/29/21.

2020: Had a career-high 46 tackles, one tackle for loss, a QB hit and a pass defensed in 13 games (four starts) ... had six tackles in the season-opener @ SF (9/13); filled in for an injured Jalen Thompson and played all but four defensive snaps for a unit that held the 49ers to just two conversions on 11 third down attempts (18 percent) ... made his third-career start (first as a Cardinal) and registered a career-high nine tackles vs. Was (9/20) ... started and notched four tackles, a tackle for loss and a QB hit in 18 plays before leaving the game due to injury vs. Det (9/27); made a diving interception on a play that was negated due to a defensive penalty on the game's sixth play from scrimmage ... inactive (hamstring) @ Car (10/4) and @ NYJ (10/11) ... saw action on special teams in his return from injury @ Dal (10/19) ... played on defense and special teams on Sunday Night Football vs. Sea (10/25) and vs. Mia (11/8); had a special teams tackle against the Dolphins ... recorded four tackles on Thursday Night Football @ Sea (11/19) while filling in for an injured Jalen Thompson ... started and recorded a career-high 10 tackles (nine solo) vs. LAR (12/6) ... started and tallied two tackles for a defense that allowed season lows in points (seven), total net yards (159) and first downs (10) @ NYG (12/13) ... tallied five solo tackles and broke up a Jalen Hurts pass on fourth-and-21 from the Cardinals 22-yard line with 1:55 remaining in the game vs. Phi (12/20) ... placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on 12/31.