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Jared Veldheer

Jared Veldheer - #68 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 321 lbs.
Birthday 06/14/1987
Birthplace Grand Rapids, MI
College Hillsdale
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 3rd round, 5th pick by Raiders

Raiders RB Bush questionable for opener

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Michael Bush is listed as questionable for the season opener Sunday against the Titans after breaking his left thumb this preseason.

Ex-Giants DT Alford signs with Raiders

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Raiders have added to their defensive tackle corps, signing ex-Giant Jay Alford.

PFW presents Golden Toe to Raiders' Lechler

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly was proud to present its 2009 Golden Toe Award, given to the NFL’s best kicker or punter each season, to Raiders P Shane Lechler last Thursday, prior to the Raiders’ final preseason game against the Seahawks.

Asomugha: Defense not hitting on all cylinders

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
If the Raiders are going to make a run in the AFC West, their defense, particularly against the run, is going to have to be much improved in 2010.

Raiders have talent; do they have depth?

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
I picked the Raiders to beat the Chargers in the AFC West, writes PFW's Eric Edholm, but I am concerned for one major reason: depth.

Raiders could win 10 games ... or more

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
A year ago this time, I picked the Saints as my surprise team for 2009. Score one for this usually-awful-at-predicting-this-kind-of-thing writer. Feeling saucy, I'll go out on a limb again. As their fight song goes — yes, pro teams used ...

Asomugha feeling sense of urgency in Oakland

Posted Sept. 02, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
In an exclusive interview, Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha told PFW he would feel like he let people down if he left Oakland without winning a Super Bowl.

Raiders WR Schilens out 3-6 weeks

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Sunday that starting WR Chaz Schilens will miss 3-6 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Injuries more significant than thought for Raiders' Campbell, Bush

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
Head coach Tom Cable said Sunday that QB Jason Campbell's injury is more significant than a stinger, and RB Michael Bush will have a surgical procedure on his left thumb.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Raiders WR Schilens may need surgery

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
WR Chaz Schilens may need knee surgery, Raiders head coach Tom Cable told reporters in a conference call Monday.

McFadden is an unloaded weapon

Posted Aug. 21, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Despite his arsenal of athletic gifts, Raiders RB Darren McFadden should be avoided until late in fantasy drafts.

Raiders QB Frye out for the season

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Raiders QB Charlie Frye will miss the 2010 season after undergoing surgery to repair a ligament in his wrist.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey still a major question mark

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
The reviews of Darrius Heyward-Bey's training camp haven't been glowing.

Campbell enjoying full support of Raiders

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
We hear Jason Campbell is having a solid training camp, but team observers say comparing him to Jim Plunkett was a huge stretch by Raiders owner Al Davis.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 05, 2010
Veldheer spent nearly all of training camp practicing at left tackle but beat out incumbent Samson Satele after moving to center and will be in the starting lineup when the Raiders open the season at Tennessee on Sept. 12.||||||| Veldheer, a third-round draft pick who played at Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan, is Oakland's fourth different opening day starting center in four years. "I'm just very excited with the opportunity and I can't wait to play (against the Titans)," Veldheer said after practice Sunday. "All I did when I got here was worked as hard as I could at any position they put me at. I knew that would take me to where I needed to be."

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