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  1. Video: Quick Brian Banks update

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks, the exonerated linebacker we followed through minicamps, has found a home with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. Banks had tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers after serving five-plus years in prison on a wron...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  2. Around the NFC West: Banks' tour done?

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks' NFC West tour has apparently run its course for now. The free-agent linebacker, exonerated following his wrongful imprisonment on a rape charge, did not sign with San Francisco after completing a three-day tryout with the 49ers. The s...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Banks and the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks will have the West Coast nearly covered when his NFL tryout tour takes him to the San Francisco 49ers next week. The free-agent linebacker already worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers, in addition to the Kansas Ci...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  4. Observations as Seahawks finish minicamp

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Thoughts and observations after watching the Seattle Seahawks complete their three-day mandatory camp Thursday: It was rookie quarterback Russell Wilson's turn to get extensive reps with the starting offense. He appeared in comm...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: The pressure's on

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn finished his rookie season with five sacks. Two other NFC West teams had a rookie with more (Aldon Smith 14, Sam Acho seven). It's not that Quinn disappointed as a first-round choice, but the Rams expec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Player safety on tee

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. Welcome back from the weekend. We had some fun with an Arizona Cardinals back-and-forth Saturday, but for the most part, the NFC West rested. We can thank/blame the collective bargaining agreement for that. Players won weekends off t...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  7. Brian Banks and beyond: Fun week ahead

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks' decision to attend the Seattle Seahawks' minicamp Wednesday and Thursday livens up an already eventful week for NFC West teams. All four teams in the division hold mandatory camps Tuesday through Thursday. I'm planning to attend th...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. Brian Banks: Humanity vs. need for 40 time

    Mike Sando

    The Brian Banks Tryout Tour could be headed for San Francisco 49ers headquarters after stops in Seattle and San Diego. The 49ers have inquired, at least. The human aspects of Banks' story -- wrongly imprisoned, finally exonerated, pursuing his ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  9. Three under-the-radar moves: Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, continuing with the Seattle Seahawks: 1. Signing Jason Jones. A one-year deal for $4.5 million delivered Jones to the Seahawks' defensive line, part of...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Heart over wallet

    Mike Sando

    It's usually about the money. It's also about what the money represents. Brandon Jacobs, touched when a 6-year-old gave him $3.36 from a piggy bank to keep him with the New York Giants, balked when the Giants offered 446,428 times as much. Matt...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  11. Following up: Brian Banks and Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts and observations after watching Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and free-agent linebacker Brian Banks address reporters following Banks' tryout Thursday: The Seahawks have posted video from Carroll and from Banks. The excitement ov...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. The next step for NFL hopeful Brian Banks

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks has finished his first tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. The team did not get a chance to watch Banks participate in organized team activities, which the NFL canceled, so the Seahawks hope to take a closer look at the linebacker during...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: Brian Banks' shot

    Mike Sando

    Imagine the smartest kid from your high school dropping out as a senior and spending six years in prison. Then imagine that kid trying to pass, say, the state bar exam upon his release at age 26. We wouldn't expect that kid to fare very well, no m...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. Seahawks notes, but no Brian Banks yet

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Role changes are nothing new for Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller. Miller went from Oakland Raiders union rep to prized Seahawks free-agent addition to nearly forgotten blocker over a five-month period last year. Miller's role...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  15. Carroll giving exonerated LB another look

    Mike Sando

    Rick Reilly's piece on the recently exonerated Brian Banks notes that the Seattle Seahawks plan to run Banks through a workout June 7. @seehawk80 and others had asked about the possibility, knowing Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had offered Banks a s...

    Blog | May 30, 2012