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Report: Brian Banks released by Falcons

Brian Banks was reportedly cut by the Falcons after being signed by the team in the offseason. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Brian Banks was reportedly cut by the Falcons after being signed by the team in April. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons will release linebacker Brian Banks on Friday, as the team cuts their roster to get down to the mandatory limit of 53 players by this weekend, reports FoxSports.com.

Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and another five more years on probation after being falsely accused of rape in high school.

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He was signed by the Falcons in April. Banks said he wasn't worried about his status with making the final roster.

“No anxiety whatsoever,” Banks said after the 20-16 Falcons loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I tried my hardest, I worked my hardest when I came out on the field in the time I had to do what I do. It’s all up to coaches from here.”
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