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Cardinals LT Veldheer to make homecoming at Lions on familiar day

At a position where most players prefer to go unnoticed, Arizona Cardinals left tackle Jared Veldheer will have plenty of eyes upon him in Sunday's matchup at the Detroit Lions.It will be a homecoming for Veldheer, who went to high school in Grand Rapids, Mich., and played collegiately at Division II Hillsdale College."It will be pretty awesome, I'm excited," said Veldheer, who told...
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Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

The Oakland Raiders may not have won more than eight games in a season in 12 years, but that could be changing thanks to second-year defensive end Khalil Mack. In Oakland’s 23-17 loss on Sunday night, Mack absolutely destroyed any hopes the Arizona Cardinals had of moving the ball. Mack looked like a bonafide star. The kind of defensive centerpiece that the Raiders need to return...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals see Veldheer as long-term answer at left tackle

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It almost sounded like an incantation from a mad scientist reviewing the schematic for his latest creation. "Six-eight, three-twenty and 26 years old . . . and he's mean, he's athletic, he's got all the traits. " Bruce Arians didn't quite punctuate this description with an evil-sounding cackle, but it probably would have served. We can forgive the Cardinals coach...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Arizona Cardinals OT Jared Veldheer not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals landed coveted left tackle in a hurry

TEMPE, Ariz.  -- Finding a left tackle was the Arizona Cardinals' top priority, and it didn't take long for them to land one. Shortly after the start of free agency signings, the Cardinals reached an agreement with towering Jared Veldheer on a five-year, $37 million contract, with $17 million guaranteed. Veldheer signed the contract Wednesday, then appeared at a news conference...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders agree to contract with Jared Veldheer

The Oakland Raiders may have just re-signed one of, if not the most important piece to the future of the team. Chris Hansen of The Bleacher Report has said that sources are telling him the Raiders and Veldheer have come to terms on a five year contract. Source tells me the #Raiders and Jared Veldheer have agreed to 5-year deal with 6th year option. $23 guaranteed. Total value $55M...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders: No tag doesn’t mean no Veldheer

The Oakland Raiders have one of, if not THE top free agent left tackle in Jared Veldheer. With the deadline for use of the franchise and transition tag now past, many in Raider Nation have come to the all too early conclusion that the Raiders are preparing to say good bye to the potential pro bowl tackle. This, however, is a massive conclusion to jump to. Raiders general manager...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders have their very own super hero in Jared Veldheer

Jared Veldheer is the Oakland Raiders left tackle and was drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Hillsdale College. He actually was born and raised in the same city as me, Grand Rapids, MI. He missed much of the 2013 season as he was placed on injured reserve early in the pre season and Raider Nation definitely missed him on the field as the offensive line struggled in his absence...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Raiders letting a huge opportunity pass with Veldheer?

Oakland Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer was on the radio with 95.7 The Game hosts Greg Papa and John Lund the day after the Super Bowl and he talked a bit about his contract situation with the Silver and Black. When asked about it, Veldeer appeared to be a little bit frustrated with the situation. “I’ve expressed many times that I want to stay here” said Veldheer when prompted...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: why Jared Veldheer needs to be resigned

  Since being drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft from Hillsdale College, Jared Veldheer has started 43 of the 48 games he has appeared in. All but one of those starts has been at left tackle. On some pretty bad teams, Veldheer has been one of the lone bright spots, grading as a premier offensive tackle in Pro Football Focus’s rankings. Entering his contract year in 2013...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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