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Brandon Banks | Wide Receiver | #16

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6B.J. Daniels
7Johnny Manziel
8Seth Lobato
9Christian Ponder
10Bryn Renner
11Ryan Williams
12Tim Tebow
13Brad Sorensen
14McLeod Bethel-Thompson
15Matt Blanchard
16Pat Devlin
17R.J. Archer
18Garrett Gilbert
19Cody Fajardo
20Shane Carden
21Griffin Neal
22Chase Rettig
23Chandler Harnish
24Jerry Lovelocke
25Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Toby Gerhart
4Zurlon Tipton
5LaMichael James
6Alonzo Harris
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Josh Harris
10Anthony Dixon
11Rajion Neal
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Brandon Ross
16Jerome Smith
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Trey Millard
9Brad Smelley
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Dwayne Bowe
6Preston Parker
7Kris Durham
8Josh Morgan
9Jacoby Ford
10Tyler Davis
11Tevin Reese
12Ricky Collins
13Zach D'Orazio
14Kenzel Doe
15Damaris Johnson
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Reggie Dunn
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Quenton Bundrage
34Josh Harper
35Marquez Clark
36L'Damian Washington
37David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Marcus Thigpen
6Denarius Moore
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10Jacoby Jones
11A.J. Jenkins
12Emory Blake
13Onterio McCalebb
14Tandon Doss
15Mike Brown
16Devante Davis
17Devon Wylie
18Jimmie Hunt
19Marlon Brown
20Phil Bates
21Ryan Lankford
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Isiah Ferguson
25Daniel Rodriguez
26James Butler
27Marcus Harris
28Ryan Whalen
29Clyde Gates
30Tom Nelson
31Paul Browning
32Austin Willis
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Saalim Hakim
38Juron Criner
39Chris King
40Trindon Holliday
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Chase Ford
6Beau Gardner
7Mickey Shuler
8D.J. Williams
9Rob Blanchflower
10Jacob Maxwell
11Mike McFarland
12Nick Kasa
13Chase Dixon
14Richard Gordon
15Cameron Clear
16David Paulson
17Steve Maneri
18Jimmay Mundine
19Brandon Barden
20Kevin Greene
21Gerell Robinson
22Dan Light
23Jordan Thompson
24Jay Rome
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Eugene Monroe
4Tyson Chandler
5Will Beatty
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Luke Marquardt
9Keith Lumpkin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Edawn Coughman
4Ben Heenan
5Sean Hickey
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Darren Keyton
8Tanner Hawkinson
9Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Adam Replogle
7Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Lamar Holmes
4Zeth Ramsay
5Kelvin Palmer
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Mike Meyer
10Andrew Furney
11Justin Manton
12Corey Acosta
13Ty Long