Allen, Garland  received $2.9 million restricted-free agent tenders from Falcons 


The Falcons placed second-round tenders worth $2.9 million on restricted free agents free safety Ricardo Allen and guard Ben Garland on Monday. 

Last season, Allen had 54 tackles (38 solo) with one interception, one tackle for loss, and one pass defense while starting 15 games at safety. 

In three seasons with the team, Allen has played in 47 games with 46 starts and totaled 212 tackles, nine passes defensed, six interceptions, one forced fumble and one sack.

Garland, who also has played some defensive tackle, has seen action in 32 games with the Falcons since being signed in 2015.

Last season, he started in three games at guard, making his first career start in a Week 14 win over the Saints. This past season, Garland was the Falcons nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. 


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