By Ross Jones, FOXSports.com
Brian Banks’ time with the Falcons has run out.
After playing in four preseason games, the Falcons decided to part ways with the linebacker, but he did join FOX Football Daily to discuss his time in Atlanta.
“First and foremost I just want to thank coach [Mike] Smith, Mr. [Arthur] Blank and Mr. [Thomas] Dmitroff for the opportunity,” Banks said. “This is an experience that will be unforgettable, something that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.
“I really wasn’t too nervous going into today. I knew that it was either going to be practice squad or going home.”
Glazer also reported that Banks gave a speech to the team last night about appreciating every second on the field, which had some veteran players (including Tony Gonzalez) on the “verge of tears.”
Banks, 28, was a longshot to make the team since he’s been out of football for nearly a decade. Banks was exonerated last May after spending five years in prison and five years on probation after being falsely accused of rape.
Though the Falcons made the move, there is still hope that another team takes a chance on him or he could be signed to a practice-squad contract. Keep Reading…