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Notebook: Joe Banyard biding time, hoping for more chances


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Joe Banyard knows how fleeting playing time can be in the NFL.

Banyard, 26, has appeared in just 15 regular season games, taken only eight handoffs (all this season) and is biding his time as he crawls up the depth chart. He was one of a few at Winter Park to professionally benefit from Adrian Peterson’s absence, getting promoted from the practice squad to the active roster just days after Peterson’s formal indictment became public knowledge.

Three months later, Banyard is on the cusp of a bigger role as he backs up Matt Asiata after Jerick…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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