Michael Gelhken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers were the latest team to work out exonerated star high school linebacker Brian Banks on Friday.
Bank reportedly left San Diego without a deal, leaving open the possibility of accepting Seattle’s invitation to compete for a roster spot at next week’s minicamp. Other teams that reportedly remain interested in Banks include San Francisco, Kansas City and Washington
According to the report, San Diego head coach Norv Turner said that Banks showed “outstanding” athleticism, and that he “wouldn’t bet against him” on Banks’ quest to make an NFL roster.
You can watch Banks’ workout with the Seahawks in the video below.
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