Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub (8) takes a snap from Ben Garland (63). BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

Ex Falcon guard Garland signs with 49ers 

Former Falcons reserve guard Ben Garland signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

Garland, who played in 46 games and made seven starts for the Falcons, was a free agent. 

Garland had signed a tender worth just under $3 million to play for Atlanta last season.

He was one of the six players to start at guard for the Falcons last season when the team gave up 108 quarterback hits and was ranked 31st in the league in stuffed-runs for no gain or losses. 

Garland, who played at Air Force, broke into the NFL in 2012, signing with the Broncos as a practice squad player.

He originally was a defensive lineman for the Falcons.

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