Ben Garland posts message about new contract with Falcons

8/26/17 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Ben Garland (63). The first game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium  was Saturday, as the Atlanta Falcons played Arizona in an exhibition game.. BOB ANDRES  /BANDRES@AJC.COM
8/26/17 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Ben Garland (63). The first game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium was Saturday, as the Atlanta Falcons played Arizona in an exhibition game.. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

After Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Ben Garland signed his $2.9 million second-round restricted tender Sunday, Garland took to Twitter to express his excitement about the upcoming season.

“Proud to sign a new contract with the Atlanta Falcons,” Garland wrote. “Unbelievably blessed to work for an organization that aligns so closely with my core values. #servicebeforeself #brotherhood #competition #riseup.”

Garland, the Falcons nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award last season, started in three games at guard in 2017 and has played in 32 games with the Falcons since signing with the team in 2015.

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