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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

NFLPA files collusion complaint against NFL, owners

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed a complaint on Wednesday charging the NFL, its clubs and their owners of collusion during the uncapped 2010 season.

AFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.

Criner could be another Raiders draft steal

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Based on his showing in the Raiders' minicamp, fifth-round WR Juron Criner may be poised for a rapid rise up the depth chart.

McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Raiders LB Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for his involvement in a November 2011 fight in Decatur, Ala.

Raiders sign FB Schmitt

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have signed former Eagles FB Owen Schmitt to a one-year contract after a tryout Tuesday, the team announced.

Raiders restructure scouting staff

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Raiders officially announced the restructuring of their player personnel department, naming several people to new positions and finalizing other hirings.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey charged with drunken driving

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was arrested last month and has been charged with drunken driving, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Reports: Clinkscales leaving Jets for Oakland

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales is leaving the club to take a position in the Raiders’ front office, according to multiple reports.

Raiders make changes to scouting department

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Raiders announced on Tuesday that four members of their scouting department are no longer with the team.

Three factors determine risers, sliders in 2012 standings

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
It’s time to think about who will win and lose in the 2012 season, and you might want to consider these factors when determining the order of finish.

Raiders sign C Colin Miller

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have signed free-agent C Colin Miller to a contract, it was announced Tuesday.

Raiders S Branch signs franchise tender

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Raiders S Tyvon Branch has signed his franchise tender, guaranteeing his one-year deal for the 2012 season. He will be paid $6.21 million this season.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Raiders add depth with OT Wang

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Raiders have added depth to their offensive line, reaching a deal with OT Ed Wang on Wednesday.

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

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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