The Atlanta Falcons are taking a chance on linebacker Brian Banks, signing him to a contract on Wednesday.
Gang, I’m reporting the best scoop I could ever report: my man FINALLY has his dream back: Falcons have just signed @brianbanksfree!!!!
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 3, 2013
Banks, who had tryouts last season with the Seahawks, Chargers and Chiefs, was exonerated last year after spending five years in jail and another five years on parole.
Last year, Banks ran the 40 yards in less than 4.7 seconds.
The Falcons defense ranked 24th in the NFL, allowing 365.6 yards per game.