FLOWERY BRANCH — Backup tight end Tommy Gallarda, who’s filling in for Michael Palmer, had his first career catch against Washington and made one of the key blocks on Michael Turner’s 13-yard touchdown run.
“It’s fun being able to contribute when I can, both on special teams and offense,” Gallarda said. “You always want to play.”
He enjoyed playing a role on Turner’s touchdown run, which provided the game-winning points.
“I had to get that guy out of there,” Gallarda said.
His first career catch was almost a touchdown, but he was called for pass interference after catching an apparent 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter against Carolina.
“The stadium was kind of delayed with the boos, so I thought it was good, but then I heard the boos,” Gallarda said. “I turned around and saw the flag and figured something bad happened. Our bodies just kind of bounced off each other.”