Ben Garland didn't make the Denver Broncos' 2013 53-man roster, but he'll remain a Bronco this fall.
Garland was among a handful of players that the Broncos were hoping would clear waivers so they could sign him to their practice squad. After going unclaimed on Sunday morning, Garland returned to Denver, per his agent.
Ben Garland will remain a Denver Bronco in 2013! #Perseverance, #loyalty, #talent. @BenGarland63— Vince Calo (@vjcalo) September 1, 2013
The Broncos can sign a total of eight players to their practice squad, a unit that may practice with the team, but not play in games. (Read more on practice squad rules and player illegibility here.)
Garland has bounced back and forth from the defensive line to the offensive line and back to the defensive line this summer after spending all of last season on the team's practice squad as a defensive lineman. Garland joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2010 after playing collegiate football with the Air Force.
Garland went to camp with the Broncos as a rookie and then was placed on the team's injured/military reserve list while he fulfilled his two-year military commitment. Garland, 25, will technically be entering his second season.