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Brian Banks leaves Seahawks tryout without contract


Linebacker Brian Banks was among the players who tried out for the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, but left the team's practice facility without a contact offer, his agent Bruce Tollner confirmed to Tim Booth of The Associated Press.

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"Had a tryout in Seattle yesterday. Me, Antonio Bryant, Braylon Edwards and a few others. Only 1 roster spot to be filled to complete the 90," Banks said of his workout on Twitter. "Congrats to Antonio Bryant...An amazing athlete! Great seeing him and Edwards fly around the field."

Bryant, who missed the past two seasons with knee injuries, was signed on Thursday to fill out the Seahawks' roster. According to Booth, Banks has returned to Los Angeles to continue training (with Travelle Gaines at Performance Gaines) and does not have any workouts with other NFL teams scheduled at this time.

Banks, 26, spent more than spent five years in prison on a rape conviction before being cleared in May after his accuser admitted that she had lied. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had recruited Banks to USC, and Seattle was the first NFL team to reach out to Banks about a tryout. Banks also has worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The Washington Redskins have expressed interest, as well.


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