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Raiders' LT, Veldheer, may become an option if Gross leaves

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top dawg    8,632

Perceived injury history? He had never missed a game before last season when he tore his triceps. That's false information. Here's a blurb on him from Evan silva:

6. Left tackle Jared Veldheer -- Had never missed an NFL game before tearing triceps last August. Started final five contests, allowing two sacks. Allowed five sacks across 16 starts the year before. Outstanding pass protector throughout career and not a liability in run game. Highly athletic at 6-foot-8, 312. Expressed displeasure with Raiders' pace of contract talks in early February.

 

Here is rotoworld:

Veldheer recently hinted that he's not satisfied with his contract talks with the Raiders and that he would prefer not to be franchise tagged. With Oakland currently a league-high $61.3 million under the cap, it would be surprising if they weren't able to get him signed to a long-term deal. Veldheer, 26, is considered one of the best pass-blocking left tackles in the league when healthy. He missed the first 11 games of 2013 with a triceps injury suffered in training camp. Feb 8 - 5:03 PM

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Ruff    3,836

Here is rotoworld:

Veldheer recently hinted that he's not satisfied with his contract talks with the Raiders and that he would prefer not to be franchise tagged. With Oakland currently a league-high $61.3 million under the cap, it would be surprising if they weren't able to get him signed to a long-term deal. Veldheer, 26, is considered one of the best pass-blocking left tackles in the league when healthy. He missed the first 11 games of 2013 with a triceps injury suffered in training camp. Feb 8 - 5:03 PM

What I quoted was directly from rotoworld too. Your point? Veldheer has only missed 11 games in his career, and that was after a freak injury last season. And, even there, it says that he's one of the best pass blocking LTs in the NFL.

Dude gonna get paid.

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Jimmy    3,809

If we can resctructure a few more contracts (a la TD) signing someone like this is very possible if not likely. That's why you restructure.

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MV%doe    1,015

michael oher could be the answer- still young, best years where under panthers current OL coach, had two below average years= cheaper, ravens dont want him it seems, sandra bullock play in the movie about his life.......

  • Pie 1

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top dawg    8,632

Oher has been very suspect the last couple of seasons, so that makes me a bit apprehensive.  

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jptaylor84    281

Rather take Morgan Moses in the second round and pick up Collins from the bengals then we have two new starting LT AND RT who actually may keep Cam clean.

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cbully    923

raider players have cooties, no thanks.

I can think of a similar word.... btw thanks for the pie in advance! hahaha

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top dawg    8,632

Article? what article? 

 

The original post has a link to a BR article that is obviously from a Raiders fan that discusses not only Veldheer and Houston, but has some pretty good information that supports his theory, while generally discussing use of the tag relative to the free agent market.

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