Home Featured Teams New Orleans Saints Saints Re-Sign Special Teams’ Spark

Saints Re-Sign Special Teams’ Spark

The dynamic duo is back in black and gold.

The New Orleans Saints kicked off free agency with a pair of significant re-signings to their special teams. The Saints re-signed Chris Banjo (three-year deal) and Craig Robertson (two-year deal).

As a member of the Saints’ special teams unit, Banjo recorded five tackles in 2016, eight tackles and a forced fumble in 2017, and five tackle in 2018. The 29-year-old Banjo has also tallied three interceptions as a safety.

Banjo, whose contract is believed to be worth a maximum of $9 million after incentives according to NOLA.com, is grateful to remain in New Orleans.

“I had the opportunity to come back to a great organization, a great team and most importantly just come back to a family of guys in the locker room and (with) the coaches that we’ve been blessed enough to create over the past couple of years,” Banjo said to NOLA.com.

Robertson’s deal is reportedly “north of 4 million” according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.

The 31-year-old Robertson has been with the Saints since 2016. Robertson tied for a team-high 343 special teams snaps last season.

As a linebacker, Robertson has made 27 starts. In 2016, Robertson amassed a career-best 114 tackles.

Banjo and Robertson provide a spark to the Saints locker room that has a contagious effect.

“I guess we kind of feed off each other,” Robertson said in December to NOLA.com. “It’s kind of like we’re jokesters. We just kind of make everything fun. Around us, there’s never like a dull situation.”

Banjo and Robertson embody the selfless characteristics of Who Dat Nation.

“The brotherhood that we’ve created, especially on a unit like special teams, has been phenomenal,” Banjo said to NOLA.com. “You’re playing with your brothers, being able to go out play in and play out and battle for a guy that you love, so that’s what makes, I think, playing on our team special — just the brotherhood that we’ve been able to create in the locker room between offense, defense and special teams.”