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Brandon Banks | Wide Receiver | #16

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 153
College: Kansas State
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The Redskins will not tender restricted free agent WR/KR Brandon Banks a contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Per beat writer Rich Campbell, Banks is "not expected to return." The pint-sized returner narrowly made the roster last summer, and was stripped of return duties down the stretch. Banks has game-breaking potential on special teams, but will have a rough go of it in free agency. He doesn't help at all on offense. Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:25:00 AM

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The Washington Post "would not be surprised" if the Redskins let restricted free agents WR/KR Brandon Banks and DT Chris Baker walk.

The Redskins have been locking up their restricted free agents on Saturday, but Banks and Baker aren't expected to be tendered. Banks fell out of favor late in the season after not doing much with his opportunities, and Baker registered just 15 tackles in 14 games.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Redskins declared WR/KR Brandon Banks, WR Dezmon Briscoe, S DeJon Gomes, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, LB Vic So’oto, T Tom Compton and OG Adam Gettis inactive for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

At least on offense, the Redskins are as healthy as they've been all season. That's good news as they attempt to earn their first playoff berth since 2007-08. With the Bears' win this afternoon, the Redskins can no longer get into the postseason tournament without a victory, so tonight is truly win or go home.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 07:17:00 PM

Redskins declared WR/KR Brandon Banks inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Browns.

Banks is a healthy scratch again, leaving Niles Paul to return kicks and Richard Crawford to return punts. Of course, the Redskins have already declared that Robert Griffin III (knee) is inactive, leaving Kirk Cousins to start and Rex Grossman to back him up. The rest of their scratches: WR Dezmon Briscoe, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, OL Josh LeRibeus, T Tom Compton and G Adam Gettis.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 11:36:00 AM

Redskins declared WR Brandon Banks, QB Rex Grossman, WR Dez Briscoe, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, OG Josh LeRibeus, OG Tom Compton, and OG Adam Gettis inactive for Week 14 versus the Ravens.

LT Trent Williams (thigh), ILB London Fletcher (ankle), and CB DeAngelo Hall (ankle) are all active, as expected. Banks is a surprrise inactive because he's been part of the Redskins' pistol package as a sidecar to Robert Griffin III. On the other hand, he hasn't done much with the opportunity.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 11:43:00 AM

WR/KR Brandon Banks has made the Redskins.

Banks will be the sixth wideout and the primary returner. Last year, he ranked 20th in the league in kickoff return average and 21st in punt return average.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 12:07:00 PM

The Washington Post expects WR/KR Brandon Banks to beat out Terrence Austin, Aldrick Robinson and Anthony Armstrong for the Redskins' final receiver spot.

Robinson still has practice-squad eligibility, while Armstrong has been slowed by a shoulder injury. Banks has made only one catch in three preseason games after coach Mike Shanahan said he couldn't rely on his return ability alone to hold his roster spot, but Banks offered up a timely reminder of his game-breaking ability by taking a kick 91 yards to the house against Chicago.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 10:04:00 AM

Redskins WR/KR Brandon Banks "struggled to get (separation)" in Thursday's preseason opener.

Banks was targeted a team-high nine times, but made just two catches for 10 yards. Coach Mike Shanahan has said Banks will not make the team as a return specialist alone. The 5-foot-7, 165-pound wideout's chances of holding his roster spot appear slim.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 04:52:00 PM

According to the Washington Examiner, it's "clear" third-year WR/KR Brandon Banks belongs on the Redskins' 53-man roster.

However, beat writer John Keim allows "now (Banks) must prove it in the games." Banks has legitimate playmaking ability, but is simply too small at 5-foot-7, 165 pounds to regularly contribute at wideout. He'll need a big preseason on special teams to hold his roster spot.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 10:17:00 PM

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan informed third-year KR Brandon Banks that he'll have to contribute at wideout to make the 2012 roster.

Banks responded by adding ten pounds in the offseason, although it may not save him. Pint sized at 5-foot-7 and no heavier than 165, Banks is facing long odds to crack a wide receiver corps that was injected with upgrades this spring.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 04:42:00 PM

Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks said Wednesday that his knee finally feels 100 percent.

Banks missed most of camp due to complications with the same knee he had surgically repaired in November. The Redskins kept him on the roster due to his elite return skills. Banks ranked ninth in the league in punt return average and 12th in kick return average last season.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 09:14:00 AM

Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks (knee) is expected to return to practice on Sunday.

Coach Mike Shanahan expects Banks to be active for Washington's preseason finale. Although he served as the Redskins' primary punt and kick returner last season, Banks is in mild danger of losing his roster spot to Terrence Austin. As the Skins' fourth receiver, Austin has more value on offense than Banks.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 03:39:00 PM

Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews for a checkup on his troublesome left knee.

Banks, a second-year undrafted free agent, has already undergone meniscus surgery as a pro. Visits to Dr. Andrews often result in further operations. Banks is on the roster bubble in Washington with Terrence Austin coming on as a receiver.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 01:21:00 PM

Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks sat out Sunday's practice after having his knee drained.

Banks had knee issues last season, missing time with a torn meniscus that required surgery. He showed his explosive ability on a 58-yard kickoff return and a 19-yard punt return in the preseason opener, so his job should be safe. "I love the guy," said special teams coordinator Danny Smith. "I'll stand on the table for him."
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Brandon Banks is listed as the starting punt and kick returner on the Redskins' initial depth chart.

Banks is listed as a wide receiver as well, but he's really just a return specialist. Last season, he ranked ninth in the league in punt return average at 11.3 yards and 12th in kickoff return average at 25.1 yards.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 08:45:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Josh McCown
5Bryan Bennett
6G.J. Kinne
7Austin Davis
8Johnny Manziel
9Charlie Whitehurst
10Jerrod Johnson
11Seth Lobato
12Ryan Williams
13Tim Tebow
14Brad Sorensen
15Matt Blanchard
16Dan LeFevour
17Austin Trainor
18McLeod Bethel-Thompson
19Pat Devlin
20R.J. Archer
21Dylan Thompson
22Cody Fajardo
23Shane Carden
24Griffin Neal
25Marquise Williams
26Max Wittek
27Joe Licata
28Jerry Lovelocke
29Chase Rettig
30Chandler Harnish
31Dalyn Williams
32Jake Waters
RB1James Starks
2Joseph Randle
3Rashad Jennings
4Dominique Williams
5Joique Bell
6Toby Gerhart
7Jhurell Pressley
8C.J. Spiller
9Alonzo Harris
10LaMichael James
11Anthony Dixon
12Zac Stacy
13Brandon Ross
14Josh Harris
15Stevan Ridley
16Keshawn Hill
17LaVance Taylor
18Jahwan Edwards
19Ross Scheuerman
20Kenneth Harper
21Jawon Chisholm
22Jerome Smith
23Isaiah Pead
24Dan Herron
25Michael Dyer
26Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2James Starks
3Rashad Jennings
FB1Henry Hynoski
2Tommy Bohanon
3Derrick Coleman
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Erik Lorig
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9James Casey
10John Conner
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15Blake Renaud
16Alstevis Squirewell
17Patrick Skov
18Soma Vainuku
19Jordan Campbell
20Sam Bergen
21Nikita Whitlock
22Brad Smelley
23Sione Houma
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Tyler Davis
10Hakeem Nicks
11Douglas McNeil
12Kyle Prater
13Josh Morgan
14Jacoby Ford
15Kain Colter
16DeAndre Reaves
17Greg Salas
18Keshawn Martin
19Miles Austin
20Reggie Dunn
21Armon Binns
22Carlton Mitchell
23Nick Harwell
24Ben Edwards
25Joshua Stangby
26Zach D'Orazio
27Kenzel Doe
28Jared Dangerfield
29Tevin Reese
30Issac Blakeney
31Terrell Sinkfield
32T.J. Graham
33Damaris Johnson
34Damian Williams
35Nate Washington
36Josh Lenz
37Robert Herron
38Solomon Patton
39Ricky Collins
40Jaxon Shipley
41Tyler Murphy
42Marquez Clark
43Josh Harper
44Travis Labhart
45Donatella Luckett
46Josh Stewart
47Marlon Moore
48Jarrett Boykin
49Lance Lewis
50Joseph Anderson
51Richard Mullaney
52Duke Williams
53Quinshad Davis
54Rashaun Simonise
55Reece Horn
56Chandler Worthy
57David Porter
58L'Damian Washington
59Jeff Beathard
60DaVaris Daniels
61Tyler McDonald
62Ezell Ruffin
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Victor Cruz
4Riley Cooper
5Ace Sanders
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
9A.J. Jenkins
10Griff Whalen
11Kevin Smith
12R.J. Harris
13Ryan Whalen
14Joe Morgan
15Austin Pettis
16Jacoby Jones
17Onterio McCalebb
18Ryan Broyles
19Emory Blake
20Nathan Palmer
21Mike Brown
22DeVier Posey
23Andre Debose
24Shakim Phillips
25Tandon Doss
26Jay Lee
27Mike Williams
28Devante Davis
29Devon Wylie
30Jimmie Hunt
31Reggie Bell
32Amir Carlisle
33DeAndre Carter
34Phil Bates
35Valdez Showers
36Kadron Boone
37Ryan Lankford
38Isiah Ferguson
39Daniel Rodriguez
40A.J. Cruz
41James Butler
42Milton Williams III
43Michael Preston
44Clyde Gates
45Marcus Harris
46Tom Nelson
47Leonard Hankerson
48Titus Davis
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Kashif Moore
55Kenbrell Thompkins
56Saalim Hakim
57Juron Criner
58Stephen Hill
59Trindon Holliday
60Durron Neal
61David Glidden
62Kieran Duncan
63Jarvis Turner
64T.J. Thorpe
65Michael Bennett
66Paul Browning
67Austin Willis
68Chris King
69Levi Norwood
70Ed Williams
71Danny Anthrop
72Marken Michel
73Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Zach Sudfeld
6Tony Moeaki
7Mickey Shuler
8Beau Gardner
9Michael Cooper
10Matt Spaeth
11Andrew Quarless
12Kyle Miller
13Nic Jacobs
14Chase Ford
15Bruce Miller
16Nick Kasa
17Chase Dixon
18Brian Parker
19Orson Charles
20Richard Gordon
21David Paulson
22Cameron Clear
23Justice Cunningham
24Ryan Malleck
25Steve Maneri
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Chase Coffman
29D.J. Williams
30Rob Blanchflower
31Jacob Maxwell
32Jake Murphy
33Rory Anderson
34Ryan Taylor
35Konrad Reuland
36Brett Brackett
37Michael Egnew
38Adrien Robinson
39John Peters
40Jay Rome
41Braxton Deaver
42M.J. McFarland
43Clayton Echard
44Kevin Greene
45Brandon Barden
46Gerell Robinson
47Jack Tabb
48Arthur Lynch
49Dan Light
50Jordan Thompson
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Ryan Clady
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Rob Crisp
7Micah Hatchie
8Jason Fox
9Kyle Roberts
10Takoby Cofield
11Tyson Chandler
12Lars Hanson
13Garry Williams
14Cameron Jefferson
15Vince Kowalski
16David Hedelin
17Taylor Fallin
18John Weidenaar
19Andrew McDonald
20Cody Booth
21Justin Renfrow
22David Foucault
23Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Ben Heenan
3Antoine Everett
4Edawn Coughman
5Mackenzy Bernadeau
6Darren Keyton
7Jake Bernstein
8Collin Rahrig
9Vi Teofilo
10Tanner Hawkinson
11Adrian Bellard
12Chris Watt
13Brian Folkerts
14Matthew Masifilo
15Lene Maiava
16Jamison Lalk
17Al Bond
18Alex Cooper
19Garrick Mayweather
C1Marcus Henry
2Fernando Velasco
3Jacques McClendon
4Drew Nowak
5Garth Gerhart
6Manuel Ramirez
7Julian Vandervelde
8Mitchell Bell
9Braxston Cave
10Robert Kugler
11Barrett Jones
12Dalton Freeman
13Ben Clarke
14Brian De La Puente
15Dillon Farrell
16Reese Dismukes
17Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Brandon Fusco
3Louis Vasquez
4Cyril Lemon
5Geoff Schwartz
6Garrett Gilkey
7Darrion Weems
8Jared Smith
9Leon Brown
10Paul Fanaika
11Kitt O'Brien
12Shahbaz Ahmed
13Trip Thurman
14Antoine McClain
15Ryker Mathews
16Boston Stiverson
17Terran Vaughn
18Donovan Williams
19Adam Replogle
20Malcolm Bunche
21Mike McQueen
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Khalif Barnes
3Erik Pears
4Tayo Fabuluje
5Bryce Harris
6Mitchell Van Dyk
7Adrian Bellard
8John Kling
9Nick Ritcher
10Patrick Miller
11Darryl Baldwin
12Lamar Holmes
13Luke Marquardt
14Kona Schwenke
15Zeth Ramsay
16Ryan Mack
17Torian White
K1Josh Scobee
2Mike Nugent
3Travis Coons
4Josh Brown
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Shaun Suisham
9Brandon Bogotay
10Zach Hocker
11Kyle Brindza
12Taylor Bertolet
13Brad Craddock
14Shayne Graham
15Andrew Furney
16Justin Manton
17Corey Acosta
18Giorgio Tavecchio
19Marshall Morgan
20Tom Obarski
21Ty Long