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Ben Garland | Guard | #63

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 308
College: Air Force
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Broncos released/waived OG Ben Garland, DT Sione Fua, ILB Zaire Anderson, ILB Lamin Barrow, WR Isaiah Burse, C Dillon Day, S Josh Furman, TE Dominique Jones, WR Corbin Louks, NT Chuka Ndulue, CB Taurean Nixon, OLB Gerald Rivers, OT Kyle Roberts, OT Charles Sweeton, WR Jordan Taylor and DE Josh Watson.
Montee Ball is not amongst the Broncos' cuts. Garland opened camp in the mix at left guard, but quickly faded away. He's made eight career appearances, all of which came in 2014. Sat, Sep 5, 2015 03:00:00 PM

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Ben Garland and Shelley Smith are the top competitors for the Broncos' left guard opening.

Garland has only played 47 snaps in his career while Smith is coming off a nightmare season with the Dolphins. Denver's left guard, center and right tackle positions are all up for grabs. It's not an ideal situation for Peyton Manning but if anyone can overcome a lackluster offensive line, it's The Sheriff.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 11:13:00 AM

NBC Denver expects OG Ben Garland to get a "legitimate shot" at the Broncos' left-guard job.

Garland is battling Shelley Smith, who signed a two-year, $5.65 million deal in March. That money would suggest Smith is the heavy favorite, but he bombed for the Dolphins last season. An ex-defensive lineman, Garland has only 47 snaps of experience, but is a fit for new coach Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme.
Source: NBC Denver
Thu, May 21, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Broncos re-signed exclusive rights free agent OG Ben Garland to a one-year, $510,000 contract.

Garland, 27, appeared in eight games last season. He'll add depth to Denver's interior line. Garland should compete for a backup role in training camp.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 06:57:00 PM

The Denver Post considers Ben Garland a "dark horse" for the Broncos' left-guard vacancy.

The more logical solution is moving RT Orlando Franklin to left guard and letting Chris Clark play right tackle. Garland, however, has been on the practice squad the past two seasons, so the team obviously is high on him. The former college defensive tackle will have a "chance to compete" for the job, per GM John Elway.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Broncos waived G/DE Ben Garland.

The writing was on the wall when the Broncos recently moved Garland back to defense following a failed conversion to guard. Garland, 25, spent 2012 on the practice squad after fulfilling his Air Force commitments 2010-2011.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:17:00 PM

The Broncos have moved Ben Garland from defensive tackle to offensive guard.

Garland was a three-year starter at defensive tackle at Air Force and then signed in Denver as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 draft. He spent two years fulfilling his military duties before sitting on the 2012 practice squad. The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder will try to crack the roster at guard this season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, May 1, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Air Force alum Ben Garland is still pursuing an NFL career and recently gave up an opportunity to begin pilot training.

Garland, who turns 30 in a week, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Broncos last spring and spent the year on the "reserve/military" list. He won't be eligible to play in 2011, but could get a sort of work release from the Air Force next year. Garland is a 6'5/275-pound defensive lineman.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 11:00:00 AM

Broncos placed DL Ben Garland on the reserve/military list.

Garland, 29 years old and undrafted out of Air Force, must first honor his military commitments before playing with the Broncos.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 05:13:00 PM

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