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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Brandon Banks
One of the former Vanderbilt players charged with rape has entered a not guilty plea and waived the right to appear at his arraignment.
Four former Vanderbilt football players have been charged on five counts of aggravated rape each of an unconscious 21-year-old woman at a campus dormitory on June 23.
Trent Williams shoved Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the face in the aftermath of the Washington Redskins' season-ending playoff loss Sunday and expressed regret minutes later.
The Washington Redskins' defense has tried it all early on this season in attempting to slow down opponents. Again, Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, it failed.
Mike Shanahan has decided on who will start at running back for the Washington Redskins in their season opener against New Orleans on Sept. 9, but he intends to keep it a secret until gameday.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks' 91-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears was a necessary reminder of his explosiveness in the return game.
Talking to Brandon Banks, the travel-sized Washington Redskin, you can see the uncertainty in his face, hear it in his voice. He knows he has to contribute as a receiver this year if he wants earn a spot on the final roster.
Move over, Usain Bolt. The fastest man in the world just might be Washington Redskins wide receiver and return specialist Brandon Banks. Or at least, in America. Just ask him.
Finally, the Washington Redskins know who their starting quarterback will be Sunday when they open the season against the New York Giants. Now it's a matter of who will catch the ball.
Washington Redskins coaches spent the summer touting their newly-established depth at the receiver position. Last year's group wasn't good enough to scare opposing defenses, so they added five new receivers via the draft, free agency and trades. The new corps, they said, was replete with players whose unique talents would challenge defensive backs and bring out the best in each other.
John Beck’s final audition for the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback job wasn’t exactly a performance that warrants an encore.
LaRon Landry's practice uniform since training camp began has included a visor instead of a helmet. That was supposed to change Sunday, but it didn't.
Return specialist/receiver Brandon Banks missed practice on Wednesday to have his ailing left knee evaluated by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews and another doctor. The Washington Redskins are waiting to learn the prognosis for one of their most explosive playmakers
Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks suffered a collapsed lung when he was stabbed outside a nightclub, and efforts to keep the lung inflated have delayed his discharge from the hospital.
Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks had a tube inserted in his chest and remained hospitalized following a stabbing.
"I had a lot of opportunities [against the Bills]," he said, "but I couldn't make the best of some of them.
"I feel like I can catch a 5-yard route and go to 60 and put points on the board," said Banks, the only player showing a sense of bravado in the locker room this week.