FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that OL Jared Veldheer has been placed on the Reserve/Retired List. He was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 13, 2019.
Veldheer, 31, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2010-13), Arizona Cardinals (2014-17) and Denver Broncos (2018). The 6-foot-8, 321-pounder originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick (69th overall) by Oakland out of Hillsdale College in the 2010 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the Raiders, Veldheer was signed by Arizona as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014. He was traded by Arizona to Denver on March 23, 2018.
Veldheer has played in 118 regular-season games with 113 starts and has started in three postseason games. He has started games at left tackle, right tackle and center during his career. Last season with Denver he played in and started in 12 games at right tackle.