FLOWERY BRANCH – To help buttress their offensive line, the Falcons signed guard Harland Gunn on Tuesday.
Harland Gunn (Associated Press)
Gunn will help back the interior of the line. Guard-Center Joe Hawley was suspended for four games by the league on Monday.
Gunn, 6-2, 310 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a college free agent out of Miami (Fla.) following the 2012 NFL Draft.
He was waived by the Cowboys and signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on September 2.
Gunn played four seasons at Miami and was a starter on the Hurricanes offensive line during his junior and senior seasons.
As a senior in 2011, he did not allow a sack in pass protection and helped pave the way for running back Lamar Miller to rush for 1,272 yards.
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