The Atlanta Falcons today signed tight end Tommy Gallarda to the practice squad and practice squad injured tight end Marquez Branson.
Gallarda, 6-5, 262 pounds, was originally signed as a college free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011. He was a four-year letterman at Boise State University, where he totaled 25 receptions for 257 yards and nine touchdowns. As a senior, Gallarda played in seven games for the Broncos posting seven catches for 63 yards and three scores before missing the final seven games with an injury.
Branson, 6-3, 247 pounds, was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft. He was signed to the Falcons practice squad on October 28, 2010 and later signed as a reserve/future free agent by the Falcons on January 18, 2011. He was signed to of the Falcons practice squad again on September 5, 2011.