Raiders sign OT Jared Veldheer to active roster

The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that they have activated offensive tackle Jared Veldheer off of the injured reserve.

Veldheer was put on the injured reserve and designated to return on Sept. 7 after tearing his tricep muscle in preseason.

Veldheer has quickly become the Raiders top offensive lineman and had previously not missed a game in his three previous seasons, appearing in all 48 games after being drafted out of Hillsdale in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

It is expected that Veldheer will eventually resume his duties as the starting left tackle, though the coaching staff will likely rotate him in to begin with. Khalif Barnes, who usually plays right tackle, has filled in for Veldheer on the left side in his absence.

The Raiders also announced that they have waived fourth-round pick and quarterback Tyler Wilson in order to make room on the roster for Veldheer.



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Author: Chris McClain

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