Denver DT continues to serve


Ben Garland will continue to serve his country as he tries to make an NFL roster.

The Denver defensive tackle will be sworn in as a member of the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard on Wednesday at the team’s facility. Garland will serve as a public affairs officer in the National Guard.

Garland played at the Air Force and for the past two seasons, he was on the Broncos’ military reserve list. The Broncos view Garland as an interesting project, who could make the 53-man roster.

In other AFC West news:

In a radio interview, Denver receiver Eric Decker said he is looking forward to the focus being on football in the post Tebowmania days in Denver. I think everyone in the organization is thinking the same thing. The focus on Tim Tebow got to be overwhelming at times in Denver.

The Broncos have hired Cory Undlin as defensive quality control coach. He previously worked for new Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville where Del Rio was the head coach.

Oakland free-agent offensive tackle Stephon Heyer has signed with the Jets. He started two games for the Raiders in 2011.

The Chargers have signed several players to help fill out the roster.