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Joe Banyard | Running Back | #22

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 221
College: UTEP
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Bills declared RB Joe Banyard, OG Vlad Ducasse, LB Jelani Jenkins, WR Brandon Tate, DT Jerel Worthy, TE Khari Lee and OT Conor McDermott inactive for Week 2 against the Panthers.
It's a quiet list for the Bills as they head to Charlotte to try to spring the massive road upset. Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:36:00 AM

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said the team will use a "committee" at backup running back.

Mike Tolbert is expected to be the primary backup following Jonathan Williams' departure, but Buffalo plans to utilize Joe Banyard and Taiwan Jones as well. All three are older and worse players than Williams.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Bills signed RB Joe Banyard, formerly of the Jaguars.

Banyard appeared in one game for Jacksonville last season, recording two carries for seven yards. With LeSean McCoy and Mike Gillislee hogging most of the carries in Buffalo, there won't be much work for Banyard if he makes the team.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Jaguars signed RB Joe Banyard to their practice squad.

He's Week 17 insurance with T.J. Yeldon (ankle) on injured reserve.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Jaguars signed RB Joe Banyard off their practice squad.

Safety Craig Loston was waived to make room. Banyard spent much of 2012-2014 on the Vikings' practice squad, but has flashed running talent when given opportunities in the preseason. Banyard takes the place of RB Corey Grant.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Vikings waived RB Joe Banyard.

An undrafted free agent in 2012, Banyard is a talented runner but has spent most of his career on Minnesota's practice squad. He did get offensive snaps in nine games last season, gaining 88 yards on 21 carries (4.2 YPC). Banyard should latch on with another team.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 06:54:00 PM

Vikings RB Joe Banyard rushed six times for 20 yards and caught an 11-yard pass in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Bears.

He saw increased late-season playing time due to Adrian Peterson's suspension and Jerick McKinnon's year-ending back injury. Banyard ended 2014 with 21 rushes for 88 yards and nine receptions. Banyard is a capable backup, but there are no indications the Vikings see him as more than that, keeping Banyard behind plodding Matt Asiata on the depth chart. Banyard will likely return to compete for a roster spot in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Vikings RB Joe Banyard rushed twice for two yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Banyard was the Vikings' No. 3 back in this one, playing behind Matt Asiata and Ben Tate and struggling. Although athletically-gifted Banyard may be a better running back prospect than given credit for long term, he'll carry zero fantasy value into a Week 16 date with the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:33:00 PM

The Vikings scaled back Joe Banyard's role in their Week 13 offense after he blew a blitz pickup in the second quarter.

Banyard was the Vikings' most efficient running back in Week 12, but only played five offensive snaps in Sunday's win over Carolina because he got benched for the blown pass protection. Matt Asiata did the heavylifting, and Ben Tate mixed in for a few snaps. The Vikings will hope to get Jerick McKinnon (back) healthy for their Week 14 meeting with the Jets.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Joe Banyard rushed for eight yards on two carries in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Panthers.

Banyard had a solid Week 12, picking up 45 yards on eight touches, but he was relegated to No. 3 duties with Matt Asiata back in the mix and Ben Tate handling the No. 2 role with Jerick McKinnon out. Those who picked Banyard up can safely drop him ahead of a Week 14 date with the Jets.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:11:00 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel considers the Vikings' Week 13 backfield distribution "unclear" with Jerick McKinnon (back) not playing against the Panthers.

Joe Banyard was the only Vikings back left who played last week, gaining 45 yards on eight touches in a loss to Green Bay. He outplayed McKinnon, while Matt Asiata (concussion) was inactive and Ben Tate didn't play at all. Asiata is probably the favorite for playing time against Carolina, but Banyard arguably earned more work. Tate is superfluous on the roster at this point.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Vikings signed RB Joe Banyard off their practice squad.

With Adrian Peterson inactive, the Vikings needed more bodies in the backfield. Banyard will slot in behind starter Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon. Banyard had 212 yards on 36 carries this preseason.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Vikings waived RB Joe Banyard.

The Vikings will hope to stash Banyard on their practice squad. Banyard had 212 yards on 36 carries this preseason.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Vikings waived RB Joe Banyard.

OT Mike Remmers was signed in a corresponding roster move. It's a sign the Vikings indeed expect Adrian Peterson (foot) back for Week 16. Banyard didn't touch the ball in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Vikings promoted RB Joe Banyard from the practice squad.

It's a sign that either Adrian Peterson (foot) or Toby Gerhart (hamstring) won't play this week. Banyard will provide insurance with Matt Asiata the only other healthy running back on the Vikings' roster.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 06:39:00 PM

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