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 Post subject: Remember Brian Banks?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Seems like forever ago -- but the big off-season story was Brian Banks. He had a few "tryouts" with the Seahawks and some other teams. Somehow we couldn't find a spot on the 90 man training camp roster but Pete sure had lots of optimism that he could maybe someday compete for a roster spot.

Lots of teams sung his praises. No one signed him to an NFL contract.

He landed on a UFL roster, but not sure he ever played, or even got paid by the money-strapped league.

January is the time of year teams sign "street" free-agents. Guys who start the off-season on the roster. Many of these guys get cut after the draft as their spots get taken by draft picks and other promising rookies. If Banks was going to get a shot, this would be the moment. It basically costs any team nothing to sign him, bring him in, and let him participate in the off-season program. If he shows real potential, he may even make it to training camp.

However, as of right now Brian Banks remains un-signed.

Apparantly he was a great story, but never a legitimate prospect.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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I was thinking about him the other day. Would not at all be surprised to see him added to our roster.

FYI, he just Tweeted the other day "Dear NFL...I'm not done yet".

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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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I was just thinking about him the other day too, wondering whatever came out of his tryouts, if anything.

Hopefully he's busted his butt to get conditioned this last few months and some teams will give him another look this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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Hawkstorian wrote:
Seems like forever ago -- but the big off-season story was Brian Banks. He had a few "tryouts" with the Seahawks and some other teams. Somehow we couldn't find a spot on the 90 man training camp roster but Pete sure had lots of optimism that he could maybe someday compete for a roster spot.

Lots of teams sung his praises. No one signed him to an NFL contract.

He landed on a UFL roster, but not sure he ever played, or even got paid by the money-strapped league.

January is the time of year teams sign "street" free-agents. Guys who start the off-season on the roster. Many of these guys get cut after the draft as their spots get taken by draft picks and other promising rookies. If Banks was going to get a shot, this would be the moment. It basically costs any team nothing to sign him, bring him in, and let him participate in the off-season program. If he shows real potential, he may even make it to training camp.

However, as of right now Brian Banks remains un-signed.

Apparantly he was a great story, but never a legitimate prospect.


Love ya John, but kind of an odd point.

We all knew the odds we're long heading in, but liked the story and circumstances.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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No John, we all forgot him.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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yeah he landed a ufl job and then the ufl closed up... he should try cfl for a season to get into shape


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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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If I were him, I'd try to land a spot as a running back in the LFL. I'd love to get gang tackled by those ladies. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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I was pulling for him...Would be a fantastic story, regardless of what team he ended up with.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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StaffAmerica74 wrote:
yeah he landed a ufl job and then the ufl closed up... he should try cfl for a season to get into shape



would love to see that.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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Saw him on Twitter the other day. He said, "Dear #NFL ...I'm not done yet :) -Brian Banks"


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 Post subject: Re: Remember Brian Banks?
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Thought about him when I saw the Futures signings


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