Southern Methodist Mustangs defensive back Chris Banjo makes a tackle in a 2012 game. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Packers sign safety Chris Banjo, and WR Omarius Hines

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The Green Bay Packers have been noted this training camp season for their musical interludes during time outs at practices.

Head coach Mike McCarthy says it’s part of the team’s move toward the better health of players.

So, with that said, the Packers continued a musical theme today … kind of … by signing former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Chris Banjo on the heels of signing free agent wide receiver Omarius Hines, who was most recently with the Baltimore Ravens.

In addition to the signing of the two free agents, the Packers cut safety Ryan McMahon, who was signed just last week.

Banjo, who was out of football last year after attending Southern Methodist University, was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this spring. The 5-10, 204-pound safety had 321 tackles and four interceptions during his college career.

Though he had tryouts with the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, he wasn’t signed by either team and was out of football until he was signed this spring by the Jaguars.

Here are his particulars:

    • Wt:204 lbs
    • 40:4.5 secs
    • Bench Max:290
    • Squat Max:415
    • Vertical:37 inches

    Here’s a video of Banjo:


     

    Hines was signed by the Ravens as a free agent on May 3. The 23-year-old is 6-feet, 215 pounds and played collegiately at the University of Florida where he appeared in 51 career games (nine starts), posting 64 receptions for 801 yards and 4 touchdowns.

    The Packers signed Hines because of the injuries the Packers have suffered over the weekend at the position. Seventh round draft picks Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey, in addition to free agent Sederrik Cunningham, were all injured during workouts Saturday morning.

    Here’s a video of Hines playing at Florida:


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