Friday, June 8, 2012
Chargers may need to move fast on Banks
By Bill Williamson
If the San Diego Chargers like what they see in their workout with linebacker Brian Banks, they should sign him before he goes to the Seahawks’ minicamp next week. Why take the risk?
The Seahawks invited Banks to their minicamp after giving him a tryout Thursday. Banks was recently exonerated from a sexual assault charge on which he was convicted 10 years ago. He was 16 and prized USC recruit when he went to jail. He is now 26. Seattle coach Pete Carroll is the man who recruited him at USC.
Banks is from Southern California and expressed an interest to try out for the Chargers. San Diego began to study Banks and now is looking at him Friday, U-T San Diego reported. The Chiefs are also interested in giving him a tryout.
If the Chargers really like him, thought, they should make a move now.
In other AFC West news:
The Raiders signed fourth-round pick, linebacker Miles Burris. The San Diego State product is expected to play on special teams right way and vie for playing time at linebacker in the near future. Oakland has two remaining draft picks to sign. There are five remaining draft picks in the AFC West. The Chargers have signed their entire class.