The Texans cut Banks on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The Texans' secondary depth is relatively deep, which ultimately led to Banks being the odd man out. The 28-year-old logged 10 tackles (three solo) in three games with the team.
Banks signed a contract with the Texans on Wednesday.
A second-round pick out of Mississippi State in 2013, Banks never met expectations during parts of four seasons with the Buccaneers, Bears and Lions. That said, at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Banks brings intriguing size at cornerback and will offer some depth in the secondary with the Texans unlikely to have Kevin Johnson (knee) available for the next four to six weeks.
Banks (leg) is expected to sign with the Texans after working out for the team Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans have a need at cornerback after losing Kevin Johnson for an estimated four to six weeks due to a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee. Banks has played four years in the NFL, totaling 136 tackles, 17 passes defensed and seven interceptions with one touchdown.
Banks (leg) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Banks played in nine games last season, recording just six tackles and one pass breakup for three different teams. He's currently competing for a role on special teams, but it is yet to be seen whether this injury will be a long-term issue.
Banks signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The 27-year-old bounced around last season, playing with three different teams overall. He finished the season with the Bears and has now re-upped with them for one more season. The recent signing of Prince Amukamara likely negates any chance Banks had at landing a starting role in the secondary. However, he could add value as a special teamer.
Banks hurt his ankle during Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings.
The nature of Banks' injury isn't clear. However, he'll be afforded plenty of time to recover with the Bears out of postseason contention.
Banks (ankle) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Banks hasn't played in weeks since injuring his ankle. However, after logging a limited practice session Wednesday, Banks' complete participation Thursday suggests he'll be ready to make his debut as a member of the Chicago Bears on Saturday against the Redskins.
Banks (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Packers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Bears will be limited at cornerback this Sunday as Banks and regular starter Bryce Callahan (knee) are both inactive due to injuries. Banks has only played in six contests this season, so his absence this Sunday shouldn't be too devastating to the Bears' defensive game plan.
Banks (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Banks was a limited participant at practice throughout the week, and appears to be trending toward a true game-time decision Sunday. Deiondre' Hall and Sherrick McManis could see extra work in the secondary if Banks is unable to play and help provide depth.
Banks (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Lions.
The reserve cornerback will miss his second consecutive game due to an ankle injury. Look for Sherrick McManis, Cre'von LeBlanc and Deiondre' Hall to have expanded roles as the only active backup cornerbacks on the roster.
Banks (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Banks, traded to the Lions on Tuesday, may not be up to speed with the team's playbook just yet. With Darius Slay (hamstring) ruled out, Detroit is left with just four healthy corners.
Banks was traded to the Lions on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
It was reported Monday that Banks was being released by the Buccaneers, but Tampa Bay instead decided to trade him to Detroit in an effort to acquire an extra pick in next year's draft. Banks has started 37 games in his career, but he also did not record any statistics over five games with the Buccaneers this season, so it remains to be seen where he will slot in with his new squad.
Banks was waived by the Buccaneers Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Banks had missed the previous two games due to a coaches decision before being waived. It is unclear at this point in time what corresponding roster move the team will make. The former second-round pick recorded seven interceptions in his first two seasons with the team before losing his starting job last season.
Banks (coach's decision) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Banks' absence won't have much of an impact for the Bucs' defense as he's merely a depth option at cornerback. His next chance to see game action will be Week 9 against the Falcons on Thursday.
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.
Banks worked with the first-string defense during Thursday's OTA session, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.
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.
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.
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.
Banks (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the 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.
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.