Carroll says Banks will get serious look in tryout

Carroll says Banks will get serious look in tryout

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College record: 83-19, 2 national championships; NFL record: 49-52 -- This is an unusual addition to the list, simply because he was an NFL head coach with the Jets and Patriots before his successful years at USC. He came back to the NFL two years ago, making history in 2010 when the Seahawks became the first division winner with a losing record to go to the playoffs and win a game. Expectations are high in 2012 with the addition of free agent QB Matt Flynn.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 6 at 5:45 PM

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team intends to give Brian Banks a serious look -- and potentially an invite to minicamp -- during his tryout on Thursday.

Carroll released a statement through the team Wednesday saying that Banks deserves a "second chance at his dream."
 
Banks was a one-time high school star at Long Beach Poly who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused.
 
Banks' tryout was scheduled during one of Seattle's OTA workouts, but the OTA was taken away by the league because Seattle had violated terms of the collective bargaining agreement banning live contact.
But Banks' tryout will still take place. The tryout will not be open to media.
 
Carroll says he's talked to Banks a couple of times this week and says he's excited about the opportunity.
Carroll says if Banks does well, the Seahawks will invite him to next week's minicamp.

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