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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
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Bryan Bennett
5Tim Tebow
6G.J. Kinne
7Johnny Manziel
8Seth Lobato
9Ryan Williams
10Matt Blanchard
11Dan LeFevour
12Pat Devlin
13Garrett Gilbert
14Cody Fajardo
15Shane Carden
16Griffin Neal
17Josh Woodrum
18Max Wittek
19R.J. Archer
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dalyn Williams
24Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Anthony Dixon
8Zac Stacy
9Josh Harris
10Don Jackson
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Jerome Smith
15Michael Dyer
16Jeremy Stewart
17Stevan Ridley
18LaVance Taylor
19Keshawn Hill
20Karlos Williams
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Joe Don Duncan
6Ryan Mueller
7Derrick Coleman
8Henry Hynoski
9Trey Millard
10Brad Smelley
11Jordan Campbell
12Patrick Skov
13Soma Vainuku
14Zach Boren
15Kiero Small
16J.C. Copeland
17John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Dwayne Bowe
4Preston Parker
5Kris Durham
6Josh Morgan
7Jacoby Ford
8Tyler Davis
9Hakeem Nicks
10Kyle Prater
11Miles Austin
12Reggie Dunn
13Armon Binns
14Carlton Mitchell
15Nick Harwell
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Robert Herron
19Solomon Patton
20Ricky Collins
21Hunter Sharp
22Tevin Reese
23T.J. Graham
24Damaris Johnson
25Damian Williams
26Nate Washington
27Lance Lewis
28Joseph Anderson
29Josh Stewart
30David Porter
31Josh Harper
32Tyler Murphy
33Marquez Clark
34Travis Labhart
35Donatella Luckett
36L'Damian Washington
37Jeff Beathard
38DaVaris Daniels
39Tyler McDonald
40Ezell Ruffin
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Marcus Thigpen
6Devin Hester
7Denarius Moore
8Joe Morgan
9Austin Pettis
10Jacoby Jones
11A.J. Jenkins
12Emory Blake
13Ryan Broyles
14Onterio McCalebb
15Mike Brown
16Tandon Doss
17Andre Debose
18Mike Williams
19Devante Davis
20Devon Wylie
21Jimmie Hunt
22Phil Bates
23Milton Williams III
24Michael Preston
25Isiah Ferguson
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Ryan Lankford
29Clyde Gates
30Marcus Harris
31Tom Nelson
32Leonard Hankerson
33Titus Davis
34Andre Davis
35Demetrius Wilson
36Josh Reese
37Trevor Harman
38Saalim Hakim
39Juron Criner
40Paul Browning
41Austin Willis
42Trindon Holliday
43Chris King
44Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Kyle Miller
6Matt Spaeth
7Chase Ford
8Beau Gardner
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Mike McFarland
12Rob Blanchflower
13Jacob Maxwell
14Richard Gordon
15David Paulson
16Steve Maneri
17Cameron Clear
18Nick Kasa
19Chase Dixon
20Dan Light
21Kevin Greene
22Brandon Barden
23Gerell Robinson
24Jack Tabb
25Jordan Thompson
26Jake Murphy
27Jay Rome
28Ryan Taylor
29Brett Brackett
30Michael Egnew
31Adrien Robinson
LT1Eugene Monroe
2Charles Brown
3Cameron Bradfield
4Pierce Burton
5Will Beatty
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Tyson Chandler
9Jake Long
10David Hedelin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Lene Maiava
6Isiah Cage
7Adrian Bellard
8Tanner Hawkinson
9Darren Keyton
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Sam Brenner
3Julian Vandervelde
4Braxston Cave
5Trevor Robinson
6James Stone
7Brian De La Puente
8Ben Clarke
9Quinton Schooley
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Garrett Gilkey
4Leon Brown
5Paul Fanaika
6Jared Smith
7Nick Becton
8Adam Replogle
9Malcolm Bunche
10Ryker Mathews
11Donovan Williams
12Matt Rotheram
13Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Adrian Bellard
4Patrick Miller
5Kona Schwenke
6Zeth Ramsay
7Lamar Holmes
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Nick Rose
10Mike Meyer
11Andrew Furney
12Justin Manton
13Corey Acosta
14Marshall Morgan
15Jonathan Brown
16Tom Obarski
17Ty Long