Falcons linebacker Brian Banks, looking comfortable in the middle of the defense, went through his first practice with the team at their rookie minicamp on Saturday.
Banks, who was signed by the Falcons on April 3, is attempting to make a comeback after being exonerated of rape changes in May of 2012 and spending more than five years in prison.
He has not played organized football in more than 10 years.
“It was real good today, to get out there,” Banks said. “I’ve been in film for the last two weeks and to finally get a chance to get out there and finally put the knowledge that we’ve been putting on paper out onto the field was a really good experience for the first time.”
The rookie minicamp runs through Sunday.
“It was a really fast pace,” Banks said. “I made a lot of good moves. I made some mistakes, so adjustments will be made.”
Banks lined up at middle linebacker. The Falcons like to cross train their linebackers at the weakside and strongside positions, but Banks said he’s most comfortable in the middle.
After the morning practice in the team’s indoor facility, Banks was eager to watch film of the workout.