Brian Banks’ quest for a shot at making an NFL roster will continue somewhere other than San Francisco.
Banks participated in a three-day rookie minicamp for the 49ers that wrapped up on Wednesday without a contract offer from the team, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Banks has now had tryouts with four teams — the Seahawks, Chiefs and Chargers are the others — but he hasn’t received a contract offer. He has no other workouts lined up and none are likely with coaches and general managers taking vacations in the period between minicamp and training camp.
Banks will return to Southern California to continue training for what he hopes are another round of looks later in the summer. He’ll work with Travelle Gaines, who also trains 49ers safety Dashon Goldson and rookie running back LaMichael James.
A contract would have been a nice addition to the story, but the lack of one isn’t particularly surprising. He’s only recently been exonerated from the rape conviction that short-circuited his promising high school football career and the extra time to get into proper football shape will only help his chances of earning his delayed chance at the NFL.