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Coaches always tell players to get in the weight room and eat before in order to get stronger for the next season. Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Jared Veldheer appears to have heard this message loud and clear and has done just that--gotten stronger.
Just calling his progress "getting stronger" is a bit of understatement though. This guy has gotten freaking huge!
Color the man green and you have the new Incredible Hulk! his work ethic is admirable, but I have to wonder if his new found bulk is going to make it a little harder to move.
Offensive tackles need to be able to do more than just shove people around. They have to be pretty light on their feet in order to adequately protect the quarterback and other ball carriers.
He credits his size to Nutralite packs that insure he gets all his vitamins, minerals, and oils. I believe the man, but I have to say that he still reminds me of this guy:
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Oakland Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer pictured on the left (click for larger image)
The Oakland Raiders' Jared Veldheer is working out this offseason. A lot.
The 6'8" left tackle was an athletic 321 pounds last season in the Raiders' zone-blocking scheme (it's crucial to have athletic offensive linemen in that scheme; the Houston Texans show it...
"As noted Monday, it's possible that we may have seen the last of Carson Palmer in an Oakland Raiders uniform, as it's "highly unlikely" that the QB will take a pay cut, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Raiders now have three options: hang on to Palmer and pay him his $13 million for 2013, trade him or release him (ESPN)."
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, after visiting the Saints on Monday, free agent cornerback Tracy Porter will meet with the Oakland Raiders.
#Raiders CB Tracy Porter will visit Oakland Wednesday. He was in New Orleans on Monday. Both teams want him. Decision should be soon.
— Bill Williamson (@espn_afcwest) March 26, 2013
Both the Saints and Raiders could use Porter after...
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Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Oakland Raiders will part ways with DT Tommy Kelly on Wednesday.
La Canfora expects Kelly to draw interest “pretty quickly.”
Releasing Kelly will free up $4.8 million in cap space for the Raiders. He signed a seven-year deal worth $50.125 million back in 2008, but has two years remaining on that contract. Kelly would have made $6...
What’s long been expected finally happened on Wednesday when the Raiders officially parted ways with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly:
The Raiders today have released Tommy Kelly. The club appreciates his service, dedication and toughness.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 27, 2013
The move reportedly clears up around $5 million in cap room, which for the Raiders is the equivalent...
Carson Palmer is the epitome of a dollarnaire, having been so wise with his NFL money, that Palmer will walk away from any situation that he doesn’t feel is prudent to his success.
Palmer who is due $13 million from the Raiders this season was simply asked to take a $3 million pay cut, that still would have ensured a base salary of $10 million.
Most pundits would have expected...
Carson Palmer to the Cardinals isnt a new idea. The possibility that the Raiders might release him to save money was floated early in the offseason. So was the possibility the Cards might pursue him if Kevin Kolb didnt agree to give back a lot of that money Arizona gambled and lost on him.
But following a report that Palmer is unlikely to restructure his contract with Oakland, and...
The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, cutting ties with their longest-tenured position player on the roster.
The move announced Wednesday is just the latest by the team to distance itself from the Al Davis era.
General manager Reggie McKenzie has already released defensive back Michael Huff and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason. Punter Shane...
I didn't think the Ravens could land a high-quality veteran safety like Michael Huff for a 3-year $6 million deal, seeing as Huff was due a $4 million signing bonus and a $4 million salary for 2013 from the Oakland Raiders.
But somehow Ozzie pulled it off.
Michael Huff, FS/CB, age 30, 6-1, 208, 6th year out of Texas, drafted in...