The New England Patriots announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed OT Jared Veldheer on the reserve/retired list.
This is just a procedural move for the team, as it ensures that they hold his rights in the event he decides to resume his career at some point.
The Patriots had just signed Veldheer to a one-year, $6.5 million deal two weeks ago to provide insurance at left tackle.
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.
In 2018, 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.
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.