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NFL Free Agency: Redskins Express Interest In Exonerated Linebacker Brian Banks

The Washington Redskins have invited linebacker Brian Banks to a one-day workout at Redskins Park according to ESPN's Rick Reilly.

Banks was at one time a high school football star in California and had a scholarship offer to USC at 16 years old. But in 2002, he was accused of rape and kidnapping and plead out to a six year sentence under pressure of his attorney. When he got out after 62 months, he was registered as a sex offender and was forced to wear a GPS anklet.

All of that changed on May 24. His accuser recanted her story and the conviction was thrown out. Banks, now 26, hasn't played the sport in about a decade, but according to NFL trainer Gavin McMillan, he certainly has a chance.

[Banks can] dead-lift 545 pounds, box jump 55 inches flat-footed, broad jump 10-plus feet and run a 4.6 40, all at 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds. NFL trainer Gavin Macmillan, who has volunteered to train Banks for free, says he has a shot. "You see him run and you can see why USC wanted him."

Other teams that are interested in Banks include the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.

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