Glazer helped Banks get ready for his NFL shot

AP

The long road for linebacker Brian Banks to the NFL has contained many twists and turns.

It also included a short bald man who may or may not have been living under a bridge along the route.

Once FOX’s Jay Glazer became aware of Banks’ imprisonment for a crime he didn’t commit, Glazer began providing MMA training to Banks at no cost.  The goal was to get him in NFL shape, and then to get a team to take a chance on him.

Glazer, who can be slightly persistent, became Banks’ biggest cheerleader, encouraging a team to sign him.  Eventually, the Falcons did.

It’s not a tryout.  It’s a roster spot.  And now it’s up to Banks to make it to the 53-man roster, or at a minimum to the practice squad.

Here’s Glazer talking about his efforts on Banks’ behalf, from Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live.

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