4:18 pm May 13, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Falcons released tight end Leroy Banks on Thursday.
Banks, who played at Southern Mississippi, was a college free agent signee. He participated in the team’s minicamp last weekend.
Banks’ release leaves the Falcons with five tight ends on the roster including Tony Gonzalez, Justin Peelle, Keith Zinger, Michael Palmer and Colin Peek.
Palmer and Peek were also signed as college free agents.
Banks, 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds, had 29 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Eagles last season.
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