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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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PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Lindley
3Phillip Sims
4Josh Freeman
5Brad Sorensen
6Seth Lobato
7Tim Tebow
8Christian Ponder
9Johnny Manziel
10Bryan Bennett
11Chase Rettig
12Chandler Harnish
13Cody Fajardo
14Shane Carden
15B.J. Daniels
16R.J. Archer
17Pat Devlin
18Jerry Lovelocke
19Jake Waters
20Jake Heaps
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5Alonzo Harris
6LaMichael James
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Jeremy Stewart
15Keshawn Hill
16LaVance Taylor
17Michael Dyer
18Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Joe Don Duncan
6Henry Hynoski
7Trey Millard
8Brad Smelley
9Jordan Campbell
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Seantavius Jones
6Jacoby Ford
7Josh Morgan
8Tyler Davis
9Dwayne Bowe
10Preston Parker
11Kris Durham
12Vincent Brown
13Armon Binns
14Reggie Dunn
15Robert Herron
16Solomon Patton
17Damian Williams
18Zach D'Orazio
19Kenzel Doe
20Ricky Collins
21Tevin Reese
22Carlton Mitchell
23David Porter
24Donte Foster
25L'Damian Washington
26Josh Harper
27Marquez Clark
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32DaVaris Daniels
33Ezell Ruffin
34Tyler McDonald
WR21Roddy White
2Riley Cooper
3Ace Sanders
4Denarius Moore
5Marcus Thigpen
6Austin Pettis
7Ryan Broyles
8Joe Morgan
9Jacoby Jones
10Onterio McCalebb
11A.J. Jenkins
12Rico Richardson
13Emory Blake
14Tandon Doss
15Mike Brown
16Devon Wylie
17Devante Davis
18Ryan Lankford
19Daniel Rodriguez
20James Butler
21Michael Preston
22Milton Williams III
23Phil Bates
24Jimmie Hunt
25Clyde Gates
26Marcus Harris
27Ryan Whalen
28Juron Criner
29Tom Nelson
30Trindon Holliday
31Demetrius Wilson
32Josh Reese
33Trevor Harman
34Paul Browning
WR31Marques Colston
2Riley Cooper
3Andre Johnson
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Beau Gardner
6Mickey Shuler
7Orson Charles
8Chase Ford
9Nick Kasa
10Chase Dixon
11D.J. Williams
12Rob Blanchflower
13David Paulson
14Steve Maneri
15Jimmay Mundine
16Dan Light
17Brandon Barden
18Gerell Robinson
19Jake Murphy
20Ryan Taylor
21Brett Brackett
22Michael Egnew
LT1Pierce Burton
2Will Beatty
3Jason Fox
4Micah Hatchie
5Tyson Chandler
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Ben Heenan
3Tanner Hawkinson
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Brian De La Puente
RG1Jahri Evans
2Todd Herremans
3Louis Vasquez
4Paul Fanaika
5Patrick Omameh
6Adam Replogle
RT1Nate Chandler
2Kelvin Palmer
K1Carey Spear
2Justin Manton
3Mike Meyer
4Billy Cundiff
5Brandon Bogotay
6Kyle Brindza
7Andrew Furney