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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

Was lapse by Texans' 'D' related to Phillips' absence?

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Houston lost two very winnable games while D-coordinator Wade Phillips was recuperating from surgery. Was it a coincidence? Read our AFC Whispers.

Bears-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers will be lining up across from one of the league's top young tackles on Sunday.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Veldheer, O-line keys to Raiders' ground game

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
Oakland's offensive line, led by second-year OLT Jared Veldheer, has been instrumental in the team's top-ranked rushing attack.

Raiders have glaring holes to fill on O-line

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Robert Gallery's departure leaves the Raiders with a void on an O-line that could be very young next season.

Chargers solidly behind Turner

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
After his motivational halftime speech by Norv Turner sparked the Chargers to a comeback win over the Titans in Week Eight, GM A.J. Smith gave his head coach a vote of confidence.

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.

Where does Maroney stand with Patriots?

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
A shortage of touches in the preseason for Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has observers wondering about his status with the team, according to "AFC Whispers."

Raiders rookies Veldheer, Campbell could get chance to start

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
After passing on offensive linemen in the 2008 and '09 drafts, even though it was a position of need, the Raiders drafted two O-linemen this year.

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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