Patriots release Jared Veldheer, who still wants to play
The New England Patriots on Tuesday made an interesting roster move regarding Jared Veldheer.
Veldheer signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Patriots in May, but two weeks later told them he was retiring. The Patriots released Veldheer off the reserve/retired list because the lineman still wants to play, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.
This is interesting: The #Patriots are releasing veteran OT Jared Veldheer off of the reserve/retired list, source said. He’s in shape and looking to help a team in need of an OL. A possible late-season addition.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 26, 2019
Veldheer, 32, was a third-round pick by the Raiders in 2010. He played 12 games for the Broncos last season as a tackle and was flagged for seven penalties all season, including four false starts.
Rapoport suggest Veldheer could be a late-season addition for a team that needs a lineman.