The week started out poorly for Gary Banks when the Chargers released their first depth chart of the preseason on Sunday. Banks was behind a pair of undrafted rookies, and was not listed among any of the first three units.
Unfortunately for Banks, his performance in San Diego’s preseason opener against Chicago likely did little to help his cause.
Given a chance to return a punt in the fourth quarter, Banks ran into his own man and muffed the punt. The only thing that prevented a turnover was a lucky bounce putting the ball in the lap of teammate James Holt.
Not all was lost for Banks, however. He did demonstrate impressive resolve, coming back from the special teams mishap with an impressive 11-yard reception on fourth-and-5 later in the game.