Raiders place Veldheer placed on IR-designated to return

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Oakland Raiders left offensive tackle Jared Veldheer was placed on injured reserve-designated to return with a torn left triceps that required surgery.

Offensive tackle Matt McCants was promoted from the practice squad to replace him on the roster.

It's a blow to the Raiders' offense.

Veldheer started the last 42 games at left tackle, missing just a single snap during that span.

Veldheer is a former third-round draft pick who drew high grades last season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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