ATLANTA The Falcons will release long shot linebacker Brian Banks, who spent more than five years in a prison for a crime of which he was falsely accused and later exonerated, according to FOXs Jay Glazer.
Final cuts down to the 53-man roster are due by Saturday at 6 p.m. Eastern.
However, Glazer also tweeted that Falcons owner Arthur Blank was so impressed with Banks that Blank and his partners are actually trying to place him in a career opportunity in Atlanta around the team.
While its possible that that position could be in the form of being signed to the teams practice squad a move that could not come until Sunday it sounds more like a position in community relations. Blank also runs a family foundation which supports various causes and he tightly integrates the foundation with the Falcons.
As a result, its also possible that Blank could create a position for Banks with the foundation. Banks himself does nonprofit work relating to the California Innocence Project, whic...