The Colts officially announced the signing of OT Jared Veldheer to the practice squad.
In a corresponding move, the team released TE Andrew Vollert to make room.
We have signed T Jared Veldheer to the practice squad and released TE Andrew Vollert from the practice squad.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 31, 2020
Indianapolis’ practice squad now includes:
- DB Andre Chachere
- DT Kameron Cline
- G Jake Eldrenkamp
- TE Farrod Green
- C Joey Hunt (COVID-19)
- T Carter O’Donnell
- DT Chris Williams
- DT Robert Windsor
- RB Darius Anderson
- S Ibraheim Campbell
- DB Will Sunderland
- WR Daurice Fountain
- RB Paul Perkins
- OT J’Marcus Webb
- LB Chris Covington
- P Austin Rehkow
- C Sam Jones
- OT Jared Veldheer
Veldheer, 33, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2010. After four years in Oakland, Veldheer signed a five-year, $35 million contract that included $10.5 million guaranteed with the Cardinals in March of 2014.
The Cardinals later traded Veldheer to the Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick. He made a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2018 season.
The Patriots then signed Veldheer to a one-year, $6.5 million deal but he retired a few months later. Vehldeer was claimed off of waivers by the Packers after he came out of retirement and was released by the Patriots.
Veldheer expressed a desire to keep playing in 2020 and was set to join the Cowboys, but once again changed his mind and opted to stay retired.
In 2019, Veldheer last appeared for the Green Bay Packers and played in two games.
We had him included in our Top 50 Available 2020 Free Agents list.