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“Sometimes you need to fall on your butt before you realize you need to focus in and make yourself improve,” Armstrong said. “It’s a shame it had to go that way, but maybe that will be what it is.

“I think that going through a situation like this, you’re going to end up maturing. You’re going to end up waking up.”

At the very least, Banks’ job could depend on it. The Redskins drafted three receivers, including kick returner Niles Paul, last month.

Banks will use that as motivation.

“I’ve always got a chip on my shoulder,” he said. “It’s just the person I am. Ever since I got here I’ve had a chip on my shoulder. I still do, and I still have a lot of proving to do.”