Brian Banks survives first round of cuts

The Brian Banks story will continue for at least one more preseason game with the Atlanta Falcons.

Banks, 26, is working to realize his NFL dream after being falsely imprisoned for five years on an aggravated rape charge.

On Tuesday, Banks survived the first round of cuts in Atlanta and should play quite a bit in the Falcons preseason finale against Jacksonville as he hopes to prove himself worthy of a roster spot (or at least a place on the practice squad) with the club.

"For me, it wasn't a difficult day or a nervous moment," Banks told the Falcons website. "I feel like if you put your all into something and you work and try as hard as you can, it's all you really can do. After that, whatever's supposed to happen will happen. That's just how I look at things. If I'm supposed to be here and I do all that I can to be here, I'll be here. The day of first cuts, I treated it as a normal day. If my phone rang, then I knew it was time to hear the words, but it didn't and I'm still here and I'm still working as hard as I can."

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