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Two-way Garland: Falcons lineman plays offense and defense


AP

2:24 a.m. ET Feb. 4, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — While his Atlanta Falcons teammates are enjoying a little down time, Ben Garland is hard at work.

He’s watching plays on his iPad and jotting down a few tips in a spiral notebook.

No time to relax.

He’ll have a lot to remember come Sunday.

Garland could be one of the rare players to play both sides in the Super Bowl, since he’s a backup on Atlanta’s offensive and defensive lines, in addition to his special-team duties.

“It’s a lot of studying, a lot of homework, a lot of film work,” Garland said. “But it’s totally worth it.”

The 28-year-old Garland played defensive tackle during his college career at the Air Force and early in his NFL career, but he wound up…

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