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Joe Banyard | Running Back

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: UTEP
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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. Sep 13 - 12:59 PM

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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.
Aug 30 - 2:25 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

Vikings waived RB Joe Banyard.

Banyard had a nice preseason, rushing for 115 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries (5.2 YPC). It wasn't enough to beat out Matt Asiata for No. 3 duties.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Saints released RB Joe Banyard with an injury settlement.

Banyard was signed as an undrafted free agent out of UTEP by the Jaguars in April but was waived then signed by New Orleans in June. Even if healthy, he was an extreme long shot to make the Saints' 53-man roster.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 07:06:00 PM

Saints signed RB Joe Banyard to a three-year contract.

Banyard (5-11/213) was waived by Jacksonville last month after going undrafted out of UTEP. He rushed for 867 yards with six TDs on 127 carries as a senior. Although Banyard impressed at last week's tryout, he's an extreme long shot to make the final roster.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 11:50:00 AM

Jaguars waived RB Joe Banyard.

Undrafted Elon ILB Joshua Jones was signed in a corresponding move. An undrafted free agent out of UTEP, Banyard never had a chance of cracking the Jaguars' 53.
Tue, May 15, 2012 08:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Christian Ponder
RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3Joe Banyard
4Adrian Peterson
GLB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Matt Asiata
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1MarQueis Gray
WR11Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
3Rodney Smith
WR21Cordarrelle Patterson
2Adam Thielen
3Charles Johnson
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1MarQueis Gray
2Rhett Ellison
3Kyle Rudolph
K1Blair Walsh