Pannel Egboh and Chris Banjo Sign With Jaguars


Oct 1, 2011; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs defensive back Chris Banjo (23) celebrates the win over the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Mustangs defeated the Frogs 40-33 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed two players of the 18 they invited to try out with the team over the three day minicamp this week.  Defensive end Pannel Egboh and safety Chris Banjo stood out enough for the Jaguars to offer them contracts, at least for now.  There’s no guarantee that Egboh and Banjo make the final roster but for now their chance of making an NFL team for 2013 got a little bit bigger.

Egboh, 27, is 6’6″ 277 pounds and played in 12 games for the Titans last year.  At this time we don’t know if Egboh is playing a five technique though his size may indicate that to be the case.

Banjo, a four year starter at Southern Methodist University, is just 23 and tried out for the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers last season before getting signed by the Jaguars on Thursday.  At 5’10” he may be a little smaller than head coach Gus Bradley likes for his defensive backs but if he’s depth or competition for someone like Chris Prosinski, it can only be a good thing.  He only had four interceptions in college and did not rack up a massive number of tackles either.

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