Banks logged one solo tackle and an interception in Saturday's 27-21 preseason victory over the Eagles.
With the blitzing Adarius Glanton bearing down on him, Jaguars backup QB Brandon Allen threw off his back foot into the middle of the field early in the fourth quarter and right into the hands of Banks , who made a nice 19-yard return to the Jaguars' 29-yard line. Banks is firmly behind Brent Grimes, Alterraun Verner and rookie Vernon Hargreaves on the cornerback depth chart, but his previous starting experience and occasional ball-hawking ability figure to make him a valuable reserve in the secondary during the coming season.
The 26-year-old was back in his first-team spot from last season, due to Brent Grimes being held out of practice for what appeared to be precautionary reasons. Banks, who grabbed seven interceptions over his first two seasons, was shut out in that department in 2015 over 14 games. He also logged a career-low 25 tackles, and was one of the culprits of a secondary that facilitated a league-worst 70 percent completion rate to opposing quarterbacks. The Mississippi State product faces an uphill battle to reclaim a spot on the starting unit this season, considering the offseason additions of Brent Grimes and Josh Robinson, as well as the first-round investment made by the Bucs in Vernon Hargreaves.
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