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.
Johnthan Banks (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
The knee injury had left Banks unavailable for the Bucs' previous two games, but after practicing fully this week, he'll likely slot back into a starting role. In his lone three contests this season, Banks hasn't created much hope of emerging as an IDP-entity, contributing just eight total tackles and no turnovers.
Johnthan Banks (knee) is listed a probable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
A full participant throughout the week of practice, Banks is on track to return from a three-game absence. He'll step back in as the starter at right cornerback.
Johnthan Banks (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
It's certainly a positive first step towards Banks returning to the field in Week 7, after missing the majority of the last three games. Mike Jenkins has been serviceable in Banks' place, but the third-year pro should take all of the staring right cornerback snaps if he's healthy.
Johnthan Banks (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Jaguars.
With Banks out of the lineup, Mike Jenkins is expected to take over duties at right cornerback. This should provide the Jaguars passing game with a bit of an upgrade.
|P1||8/11/16||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/16||@ JAC||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/10/16||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/23/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||55||49.0||6||0||3||33||11.0||18||0||5|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||50||41.0||9||0||4||69||17.2||32||1||10|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||25||19.0||6||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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