Report: Banks may have role with Falcons

August, 30, 2013
8/30/13
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The feel-good story of Brian Banks apparently is coming to an end -- sort of.

Jay Glazer reports the Atlanta Falcons are releasing the linebacker, who was playing football for the first time in 10 years. You probably know the backstory on Banks. He was a highly-recruited high school linebacker, but his career got sidetracked and he spent five years in prison. Banks later was exonerated after his accuser recanted her claims.

The Falcons decided to give Banks a look during the offseason. But, ultimately, he wasn’t able to catch up fast enough to make an NFL roster.

But Banks’ time with the Falcons may not be over after all. Glazer also reports that owner Arthur Blank is contemplating a role for Banks within the organization.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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