ARIZONA CARDINALS

Safety Chris Banjo to re-sign with Arizona Cardinals

Mar 29, 2021, 12:44 PM | Updated: 9:14 pm
Washington Football Team wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (10) is hit by Arizona Cardinals outsid...

Washington Football Team wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (10) is hit by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell and safety Chris Banjo (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Cardinals agreed to re-sign backup safety Chris Banjo on a one-year contract, seemingly completing their safety group on Monday.

The move was made official soon after Arizona agreed to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams on a one-year deal.

As it stands, the safety room will be led by All-Pro Budda Baker, who presumably will be starting next to third-year pro Jalen Thompson. It’s possible Williams, 30, could compete for snaps — or at the least be an experienced backup.

Banjo, a key special teamer, also held up playing extensive snaps at safety in 2020. He posted a career-high 46 tackles on defense and started four games, adding a pass defensed and a quarterback hit.

He has six starts and 102 career appearances for Arizona (2019-20), the New Orleans Saints (2016-18) and the Green Bay Packers (2013-16).

Rounding out the back end of the safety room is 2019 fifth-round pick Deionte Thompson as well as special teamer Charles Washington, who was re-signed this offseason.

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