He may have been forced away from football for years due to being wrongly punished for rape and kidnapping, but that doesn’t mean former USC recruit Brian Banks has any shortage of opportunities to restart his career.
Banks was in Kansas City on Tuesday for a private workout with the Chiefs. He could find his way on the roster between now and training camp with head coach Romeo Crennel admitting this week linebacker is one of the few thin positions on the team.
“When you look at the guys on the team, we’re probably heavy at the secondary and at wide receiver and we’re light at the linebacker position.”
The Seattle Seahawks could beat the Chiefs to the punch. Banks has already had a private workout with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (the coach at USC when Banks committed in high school) and will take part in the team’s final two practices Wednesday and Thursday.
Banks could also land in the AFC West with the San Diego Chargers. He had a tryout with the Chiefs division rival after his first trip to Seattle.
One way or another, it will be an upset if Banks isn’t on a roster for the 2012 season even if it’s only the practice squad. Even if you forget about the amazing human element, it’s hard to ignore a 6’2″, 240 pound linebacker that runs a 4.6 40 yard dash.