Brian Banks Released By Falcons

Falcons_Brian_Banks_2013Brian Banks, who spent five years in prison after a wrongful conviction, was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, according to multiple reports.

NFL teams have until Saturday to cut their rosters to 53.

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 a career opportunity in Atlanta around the team.

“I’ve been fully consumed in making this team, trying to catch up on all these years I missed in football,” Banks told Atlanta Journal-Constitution after Thursday’s preseason game against Jacksonville. “My learning curve was definitely different from a lot of guys here. I was learning a lot of one-on-on basic things in football, as well as the intermediate things in football and meshing it all together at once over a small period of time. It was definitely challenging but, overall, I enjoyed myself immensely.”

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