FLOWERY BRANCH –The Falcons signed tight end Tommy Gallarda to the practice squad and placed tight end Marquez Branson (knee) on the practice
“We signed Tommy,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. ”We had the injury yesterday to Marquez Branson. He had a dislocated knee cap so he’s going to be moved off of the roster and we’re ready to get (Gallarda) in. He’s from Boise State; a big, blocking tight end.”
Gallarda, 6-foot-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, where he had 25 receptions for 257 yards and nine touchdowns.
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.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog