Jaguars sign Pannel Egboh, Chris Banjo following 3-day tryout
The 27-year-old Pannel Egboh played 12 games for the Tennessee Titans in 2012, after spending season before on the team’s practice squad. Going undrafted out of Stanford before being signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009, Pannel Egboh also spent parts of his career with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. Pannel Egboh gained experience at both tight end and defensive end during his collegiate years, moving to the later position following his freshman season. The Texas native Pannel Egboh started 10 of 12 games during his senior year at Stanford, while contributing 31 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks to the Cardinals.
Standing at 6-foot-6, 277-pounds, Pannel Egboh is expected to add size to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive line, although there’s no guarantee that he will make the final roster.
Meanwhile, Chris Banjo, who tried out for the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers during rookie minicamps in 2012 after going undrafted in the NFL draft the same year, spent last season out of football. However, Chris Banjo was a four-year starter in at Southern Methodist, where he started all 12 games and posted 82 tackles in his senior year.
He first drew the Jacksonville Jaguars brass’ interest at the 2013 Dallas Super Regional Combine. Chris Banjo was one of three safeties who participated in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ voluntary minicamp tryouts this week.
Still, at 5-10, 204 pounds, Chris Banjo poses as a more diminutive defensive back than what coach Gus Bradley prefers. But the move could prove beneficial if Chris Banjo was added as a depth signing or to build competition for someone like Chris Prosinski.
Following the new additions, the Jacksonville Jaguars now have 61 players under contract.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will moved towards the next stage in their offseason workout programs with OTAs coming up on May 13, until the conclusion of the programs at the end of mandatory minicamp on June 13.