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Brian Banks cut by Falcons

Updated: August 30, 2013, 4:53 PM ET
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Brian Banks, who spent five years in prison after a wrongful conviction, was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

NFL teams have until Saturday to cut their rosters to 53, and Banks was among 11 players let go by the Falcons on Friday.

It's still possible that the linebacker could land on the club's practice squad. FoxSports reported that Falcons owner Arthur Blank was so impressed with Banks that he's trying to find him a career opportunity in Atlanta around the team.

"I've ...

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