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Brandon Banks | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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14Ricky Stanzi
15Josh Portis
16Garrett Gilbert
17Keith Wenning
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22Brady Quinn
23Kevin Kolb
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26Logan Kilgore
27Bryn Renner
28Brendon Kay
29Brett Smith
30James Franklin
31Chase Rettig
32Tommy Rees
33Brock Jensen
34Jerrod Johnson
35Adam Weber
36Nate Enderle
37Pat White
38Dennis Dixon
39John Parker Wilson
40Nick Stephens
41G.J. Kinne
42Dominique Davis
43Alex Tanney
44Tyler Wilson
45Jordan Rodgers
46Ryan Katz
47Colby Cameron
48Kyle Padron
49James Vandenberg
50Mike Hermann
51Nathan Stanley
52Dalton Williams
53Matt Brown
54Caleb TerBush
55Tim Jenkins
56Dayne Crist
57Tajh Boyd
58Stephen Morris
59Alex Carder
60Collin Klein
61Rusty Smith
62Keith Price
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3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Ogbonnaya
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Dion Lewis
11Jamie Harper
12Daniel Thomas
13Chris Rainey
14Lache Seastrunk
15Tim Cornett
16D.J. Harper
17Stephen Houston
18Fitzgerald Toussaint
19Terrance Ganaway
20Edwin Baker
21Alvester Alexander
22Jeremy Stewart
23Joe Banyard
24Tauren Poole
25Jewel Hampton
26Zach Brown
27Jeff Demps
28Spencer Ware
29Alex Green
30Brandon Saine
31Evan Royster
32Mikel Leshoure
33Lance Ball
34Isaac Redman
35Jalen Parmele
36Javarris James
37Josh Vaughan
38Darren Evans
39Delone Carter
40Anthony Allen
41Damien Berry
42Richard Murphy
43William Powell
44Phillip Tanner
45Armond Smith
46Cierre Wood
47Stefphon Jefferson
48Michael Hill
49Ronnie Wingo
50Kendall Gaskins
51Deonte Williams
52Bradley Randle
53Quentin Hines
54De'Leon Eskridge
55Demitrius Bronson
56Derrick Strozier
57Jordan Roberts
58Orwin Smith
59David Fluellen
60Roy Finch
61Tim Flanders
62Jordan Lynch
63George Atkinson III
64Zach Bauman
65Terrance Cobb
66Dominique Williams
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3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
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5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8John Conner
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Shaun Chapas
12Dorson Boyce
13Eric Kettani
14Owen Schmitt
15Quinn Johnson
16Greg Jones
17Evan Rodriguez
18Collin Mooney
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Lonnie Pryor
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Stephen Campbell
25J.C. Copeland
26Chad Young
27Kadeem Jones
28Toben Opurum
29Maurice Hagens
30Roosevelt Nix
31James Baker
32Karl Williams
33Cameron White
34Chad Abram
35Nikita Whitlock
36Alex Debniak
37Ryan Roberson
38Jonathan Amosa
39Rupert Bryan
40Devonte Campbell
41Michael Zordich
42Jourdan Brooks
43Emil Igwenagu
44Nate Eachus
45Eddie Williams
46Jon Hoese
47Ben Guidugli
48Ryan D'Imperio
49Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Robert Meachem
4Laurent Robinson
5Michael Preston
6Titus Young
7Tavarres King
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Dorsey
11Taulib Ikharo
12Kain Colter
13Erik Lora
14Ryan Whalen
15Jamar Newsome
16Juron Criner
17Greg Childs
18Terrence Toliver
19Damian Williams
20Richard Goodman
21Kevin Hardy
22Tim Benford
23Lamont Bryant
24Ben Obomanu
25Devery Henderson
26Matt Willis
27Lavelle Hawkins
28Brett Swain
29Chaz Schilens
30Brian Robiskie
31Tiquan Underwood
32Charly Martin
33Jeremy Kelley
34Ifeanyi Momah
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Jordan White
37Chris Summers
38Marcus Jackson
39Nathan Palmer
40Derek Moye
41Kamar Jorden
42Nicholas Johnson
43Johnathan Haggerty
44Naaman Roosevelt
45Emmanuel Arceneaux
46Chandler Jones
47Marcus Lucas
48Solomon Patton
49Robby Toma
50Chris Williams
51Carlin Isles
52Will Murphy
53Skye Dawson
54Chad Bumphis
55Zach Rogers
56Josh Lenz
57Roy Roundtree
58Dan Buckner
59Travis Labhart
60Seth Roberts
61Javontee Herndon
62Donte Foster
63Jonathan Krause
64Colin Lockett
65Kevin Smith
66Seantavius Jones
67Andrew Peacock
68Quintin Payton
69Wilson Van Hooser
70C.J. Goodwin
71Tyrone Goard
72Sam McGuffie
73Erik Highsmith
74Chip Reeves
75Mark Harrison
76Cole McKenzie
77Jamal Miles
78Rashad Evans
79T.J. Moe
80Jasper Collins
81Terrell Sinkfield
82Jheranie Boyd
83Eric Rogers
84Rashaad Carter
85Demetrius Fields
86Scott Pillar
87Mike Davis
88Cody Hoffman
89Kadron Boone
90Torrence Allen
91Jon Baldwin
92Chastin West
93Mardy Gilyard
94LaQuan Williams
95Diondre Borel
96Jeremy Ebert
97Bert Reed
98Brandon Carswell
99Joseph Anderson
100Josh Bellamy
101Julius Pruitt
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3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
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11Eric Page
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27Ryan Lankford
28Lacoltan Bester
29L'Damian Washington
30Charles Hawkins
31Alex Gillett
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35Greg Hardin
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37Lanear Sampson
38Alec Lemon
39Lamaar Thomas
40Chris Matthews
41Chris Harper
42Martel Moore
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44Dominique Croom
45Emory Blake
46Nick Williams
47Michael Jenkins
48Devin Aromashodu
49David Ball
50David Reed
51Jarett Dillard
52Dezmon Briscoe
53Tim Toone
54Cobi Hamilton
55Brandon Collins
56Tray Session
57Julian Talley
58David Douglas
59Dale Moss
60Marcus Thigpen
61Jeff Fuller
62Duke Calhoun
63Armon Binns
64Isaiah Williams
65Roberto Wallace
66Bobby Sewall
67Ronald Johnson
68Tori Gurley
69Joe Adams
70Devon Wylie
71Marvin McNutt
72Devin Goda
73Kevin Elliott
74Jared Green
75Mike Willie
76Michael Calvin
77Taveon Rogers
78Andrew DePaola
79James Shaw
80Brandon Kaufman
81Terrence Austin
82Early Doucet
83Darius Reynaud
84Deon Butler
85Patrick Crayton
86Omarius Hines
87Gerrard Sheppard
88Andy Cruse
89Jason Thompson
90Perez Ashford
91Rodrick Rumble
92Ryan Spadola
93Jerry Johnson
94Tony Washington
95Jaz Reynolds
96Austin Franklin
97Micah Hatfield
98Chris Boyd
99Weston Dressler
100Anthony Amos
101R.J. Webb
102Andrew Helmick
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104Jordan Harris
105Kelsey Pope
106Alex Neutz
107Geraldo Boldewijn
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3Laurent Robinson
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31Nelson Rosario
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35Michael Egnew
36Hayden Smith
37Joe Sawyer
38Phillip Supernaw
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40Matt Furstenburg
41Ben Cotton
42David Rolf
43Chris Pantale
44Joel Dreessen
45Kellen Davis
46Martin Rucker
47Cameron Morrah
48Chase Coffman
49Jeron Mastrud
50Steve Maneri
51Dominique Curry
52Weslye Saunders
53Richard Gordon
54Tom Crabtree
55Brody Eldridge
56Nate Byham
57Dedrick Epps
58Dan Gronkowski
59Zach Potter
60Colin Cloherty
61Kevin Brock
62Ben Hartsock
63Visanthe Shiancoe
64Evan Moore
65Jamie McCoy
66Nathan Overbay
67Martell Webb
68Cameron Graham
69Travis Beckum
70Richard Quinn
71Jake O'Connell
72Isaiah Stanback
73Evan Landi
74Taylor Cook
75Colin Anderson
76Travis Tannahill
77Jason Schepler
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85Alex Silvestro
86Brett Brackett
87Tim Biere
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98Jake Murphy
99Ryan Otten
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