senior columnist Vic Carucci spent Wednesday down in San Diego at Chargers camp and watched closely as Gary Banks continues to fight for a roster spot.

Carucci, through team sources, said it’s not looking good for the wide receiver to crack the 53-man roster — at least not in San Diego.

“People within the organization like the solid effort he has,” Carucci said, “like the heart that he shows, and believe that he’s a player whom they’ve watched over the last couple years, who could have a possible role in the NFL. They just think it’ll be elsewhere, and it’ll be up to Gary Banks to convince other teams by performing well in every chance he gets in the preseason.”

Not that this is the gong sounding off for Banks, but here’s hoping the guy plays hard, impresses and gets his shot — whether it’s with the Chargers or another team.