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Brian Banks search for an NFL job continued as he began a workout with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, The Sacramento Bee reported.
Banks will participate in a three-day rookie camp with the 49ers where he will be evaluated as an inside linebacker. The 49ers only rookie at the position was undrafted Joe Holland, he suffered a foot injury during the team's full-squad minicamp but is expected to be back by training camp, which begins July 23 for rookies.
Banks, 26, has worked out with Seattle, San Diego and the Kansas City. He also took part in a two-day minicamp with the Seahawks.
Banks has only been preparing to play in the NFL since he was cleared in a court case on May 24. Teams seem to be waiting to see if the linebacker gets into shape before offering a roster spot.
Banks will workout with West Coast trainer Travelle Gaines and alongside 49ers Dashon Goldson and LaMichael James in preparation for an NFL training camp.
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