Packers activate T Jared Veldheer

G/T Adam Pankey released


The Green Bay Packers have activated T Jared Veldheer from the exempt/commissioner permission list and released G/T Adam Pankey. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Monday.

Veldheer (vel-DEER), a 6-foot-8, 321-pound 10th-year player out of Hilsdale College, was claimed off of waivers by the Packers from the New England Patriots on Nov. 29. He was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (No. 69 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Veldheer has played in 118 regular-season games with 113 starts for the Raiders (2010-13), Arizona Cardinals (2014-17) and Denver Broncos (2018). He also started three postseason contests for the Cardinals (2014-15). He has started 91 games at left tackle, 21 games at right tackle and a game at center. Veldheer has started every game he has played in since Week 7 of his rookie season. He will wear No. 68 for the Packers.