The Green Bay Packers officially announced Friday that they’ve placed OT Jared Veldheer on the exempt/commissioner permission list.
This means the Packers won’t need to make a corresponding roster move to create a spot on their active roster for Veldheer.
Veldheer signed with the Patriots in free agency this offseason before retiring from the league in May.
Veldheer, 31, 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 traded Veldheer to the Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick. Veldheer made a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2018 season. The Patriots later signed him to a one-year, $6.5 million this past offseason.
In 2018, Veldheer started 12 games for the Broncos and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 58 offensive tackle out of 80 qualifying players.