Packers OT Jared Veldheer Plans To Play In 2020


According to Adam Schefter, Packers OT Jared Veldheer intends to play in 2020. 

Veldheer came out of retirement to join the Packers late in the season and will be a free agent in a couple of weeks. Schefter says multiple teams inquired about him at the Combine last week. 

Given how many teams need help at offensive tackle, Veldheer should receive a fair amount of interest, including from Green Bay. 

Veldheer, 32, 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 signed Veldheer to a one-year, $6.5 million last offseason but he retired a few months later. Vehldeer was claimed off of waivers by the Packers a few weeks ago after he came out of retirement and was released by the Patriots. 

In 2019, Veldheer played in two games for the Packers. He received a 64.1 grade from Pro Football Focus in 98 snaps, which would have ranked him No. 49 out of 82 tackles if he had enough snaps to qualify. 

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