The Green Bay Packers have claimed T Jared Veldheer off of waivers from the New England Patriots. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Friday.
Veldheer (vel-DEER), a 6-foot-8, 321-pound 10th-year player out of Hilsdale College, was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round (No. 69 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has played in 118 regular-season games with 113 starts for the Raiders (2010-13), Arizona Cardinals (2014-17) and Denver Broncos (2018). Veldheer 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.
Veldheer has been placed on the exempt/commissioner permission list.