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December 16, 2020 08:44 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Not expected to return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) isn't expected to return this season, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Garland has been on IR since Oct. 20. Daniel Brunskill (shoulder) is expected to start at center for the rest of the year. Garland will be a free agent in March.

October 20, 2020 05:56 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Officially lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Garland (calf) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Garland was the 49ers' interim center while Weston Richburg recovered from kneecap surgery, and now both will be sidelined. Richburg is eligible to return Week 7 against the Patriots, but it's unclear if that will happen. On the other hand, Garland can't return until Week 10 at the earliest. Hroniss Grasu is expected to start at center until one of the two gets healthy.

October 19, 2020 10:28 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Likely headed to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland is expected to "be out for a while" after injuring his calf during Sunday's game against the Rams, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Garland departed Sunday's matchup late in the contest, and he'll likely be sidelined for at least the next few contests as a result. San Francisco will be forced to turn to Hroniss Grasu at center until Garland returns to health, per Lombardi.

October 19, 2020 12:04 AM
49ers' Ben Garland: Hurts calf in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) exited late in Sunday's win over the Rams, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Garland was unable to finish out the contest. Whether the center's able to practice in the coming week will help determine his likelihood of suiting up against the Patriots in Week 7.

September 16, 2020 09:32 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: All clear Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (ankle) wasn't on the injury report for Wednesday's practice.

Garland was inactive for Week 1 against the Cardinals with the ankle issue but appears on track for a return. Now healthy, Garland is expected to take over as the team's starting center for Week 2 against the Jets.

September 13, 2020 04:20 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Inactive for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (ankle) is inactive in Week 1 against the Cardinals, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Garland turned in three limited practices throughout the week, but it won't be enough for him to see game action. Hroniss Grasu is set to step up at center in Garland's absence.

September 11, 2020 08:08 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Status in question
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (ankle) is questionable for the team's Week 1 contest against the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Garland suffered the injury during Tuesday's practice and has turned in three limited practices since. That leaves his availability for Sunday in question. If Garland is unable to suit up, both Daniel Brunskill and Tom Compton will take on bigger roles along the offensive line.

August 18, 2020 08:08 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Suffers injury Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland sat out of the second half of Tuesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Kelana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Garland has been filling in as the first-team center with Weston Richburg (kneecap) on the active/PUP list, so his injury leaves the team in a tough position. There are still no reports on the severity of Garland's injury. Daniel Brunskill can bump to center from his usual guard position for the time being.

March 18, 2020 04:32 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Re-ups with San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a one-year, $2.25 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Garland served as a backup center for the 49ers last season, and he'll likely fill a similar role again in 2020. The veteran also boasts the versatility to slot in at guard as needed.

April 24, 2019 11:40 PM
49ers' Ben Garland: Continuing career in San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday.

Garland appeared in 46 games for Atlanta over the past three seasons, starting nine contests. He could compete for a starting role in San Francisco or at worst serve as quality depth along the offensive line.

February 21, 2019 01:44 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Done with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons informed Garland this week that they don't intend to re-sign him during the offseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Garland has played in 30 games for Atlanta over the past two seasons, starting seven of them. He apparently wasn't deemed to be a fit in new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's offensive system, so the 30-year-old looks poised to test his luck elsewhere upon hitting free agency March 13.

December 13, 2018 10:56 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Full practice participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (back) was a full go for Thursday's practice after being limited during Wednesday's session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Garland appears on track to be active Sunday against Arizona, but he's been benched in favor of Zane Beadles over the past two weeks due to ineffective play. The offensive line has struggled to open up running lanes all season (81.2 rushing yards per game rank 32nd), with Garland himself being identified by the coaching staff as an unstable option at right guard filling in for the injured Brandon Fusco. He'll likely serve as a backup again in Week 15 when the Falcons face a Cardinals defense that ranks tied for 30th at stopping the run, with 139.5 yards allowed per game on the ground.

October 29, 2018 11:12 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: In line for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland appears to be Atlanta's fill-in option at right guard for the injured Brandon Fusco (ankle) moving forward, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With Fusco heading to the inured reserve due to a broken ankle suffered during a Week 7 win over the Giants, Garland is poised for a half-season audition as a member of Atlanta's starting offensive line. The 30-year-old Air Force alum has appeared in 45 games over the course of his career, logging three starts (all three came last year, filling in for an injured Andy Levitre (triceps)). Garland joins a Falcons offensive line that's performed fairly well in pass protection this season (17th with 20 sacks allowed), but has struggled to pave the way for running backs Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith (averaging just 83.3 yards per game rushing).

September 21, 2018 09:52 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Back in action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) will play Sunday against the Saints, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Garland will return to his reserve lineman role in Week 3.

September 19, 2018 06:28 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Returns to practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

With the announcement that Andy Levitre (triceps) is down for the remainder of the season, it's encouraging to see Garland working his way back into the fold. The coaching staff wants to get Garland some reps this week in practice, as he is the primary backup option at both right and left guard should either starter -- Brandon Fusco or Wes Schweitzer -- suffer an injury.

September 14, 2018 06:20 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Ruled out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) will not play against the Panthers on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Garland continues to nurse a calf injury sustained in the preseason. The backup left guard also missed the team's season opener against the Eagles, and a timetable for his return to the field remains unclear. The Falcons may find themselves without depth on the interior offensive line, with starter Andy Levitre (elbow) limited in practice earlier this week.

September 13, 2018 09:48 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Remains sidelined with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Atlanta's backup left guard has been dealing with a strained calf for upwards of four weeks, and the timetable for his return to team activities remains unclear. With starter Andy Levitre (elbow) announced as a limited participant for Thursday's practice, the Falcons find themselves stretched thin on the interior offensive line.

September 5, 2018 12:44 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) will not suit up against the Eagles on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Garland continues to nurse the injury sustained three weeks ago prior to a preseason game against the Jaguars. A recovery timeline remains unknown, and the Falcons will enter Thursday's opener against the Eagles with less depth on the offensive line.

September 5, 2018 09:28 AM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Missing practice this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (calf) has yet to participate in practice this week, according to the Falcons' official site.

Garland's status doesn't look great for Thursday's season-opener against the Eagles, as the guard has remained sidelined for the first two practices of the week. Look for Wednesday's status to be the major decider in whether he suits up for Week 1.

August 21, 2018 06:28 PM
Falcons' Ben Garland: Sitting out preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garland (muscle strain) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Garland will miss his second straight preseason contest as a result of the issue, leaving the Falcons with a little less depth on the offensive line against the Jaguars. There's still no indication of when the team expects him back in action.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/304
Birthdate:
04/06/1988
Age:
33
Hometown:
Grand Junction, CO
School:
Air Force
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: