It looks like the Seattle Seahawks have some stiff competition to secure exonerated linebacker Brian Banks’ services.
Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Banks will get a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs early next week before Seattle’s minicamp begins on Tuesday.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll offered Banks an invitation to tryout for the team’s 90-man roster during his team’s three-day minicamp next week after working out the former prep star on Thursday.
Banks also worked out for San Diego on Friday.
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Gehlken says according to Banks’ attorney, Justin Brooks, Washington, Minnesota and San Francisco also remain interested in having Banks in for a tryout.
ESPN’s John Clayton talks with Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin in this audio link. Baldwin tells Clayton that none of the quarterbacks have separated themselves in the three-man competition. He also points to Deon Butler as a player that has stood out in the receiver competition.
Chris Brown, writing for Grantland, discusses the birth and evolution of the 3-3-5 defense.
Len Pasquarelli writing for Fox Sports says the trend of getting rookie quarterbacks on the field quickly means some quality quarterbacks like Kyle Orton and Jason Campbell are now relegated to backup roles.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports takes a look at how the potential use of replacement officials in the NFL could affect outcomes during the regular season.
Bill Simmons of Grantland has an interesting read on the beginning if fandom, writing about his young daughter’s passion for the Los Angeles Kings.