January 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (68) before the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Reports: Packers’ Jared Veldheer gets 2nd postseason chance

Veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer could make NFL history if he takes the field for the Green Bay Packers against the Los Angeles Rams in their divisional playoff game on Saturday after signing with the team Monday, according to ESPN and the NFL Network.

Veldheer started at left tackle for the Indianapolis Colts in their loss to the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game last weekend. He joined the Colts’ practice squad in late December.

Veldheer, who was retired for most of 2019 and most of 2020, is one snap away from becoming the first player in league history to play games for two teams in the same postseason.

Veldheer, 33, is allowed to sign with Green Bay because he was on the Colts’ practice squad and was promoted only for the Colts’ playoff game. He was not signed to the 53-man roster. He should be allowed to practice immediately because was in the Colts’ COVID-19 testing program.

Veldheer is no stranger to Green Bay. He started for the Packers at right tackle in last year’s NFC divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks after Bryan Bulaga missed the game because he was sick. Veldheer came out of retirement to sign with the Packers in November 2019.

Now, Veldheer will likely team with Rick Wagner to replace left tackle David Bakhtiari, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL before the Packers’ final regular-season game against the Bears. Against Chicago, the Packers started Billy Turner and shifted Wagner to right tackle.

However, Wagner has been dealing with an ailing knee and didn’t practice during Green Bay’s bye week, which it earned as the top seed following a 13-3 regular season.

Veldheer would be called upon to help block Los Angeles’ All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who powered a unit that sacked Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson five times in a 30-20 win last Saturday.

Veldheer, who was drafted by Oakland in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, has played in 121 games, with 114 starts, during an 11-season career in which he played for Oakland, Arizona, Denver, Green Bay and Indianapolis.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.


Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Aug 11th, 7:00 PM

NY Giants +2 -110

New England -2 -110


Aug 11th, 7:30 PM

Tennessee +2.5 -110

Baltimore -2.5 -110


Aug 12th, 6:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -115

Detroit -2.5 -115


Aug 12th, 7:00 PM

Cleveland +1.5 -110

Jacksonville -1.5 -110


Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

NY Jets +1.5 -115

Philadelphia -1.5 -115


Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Arizona +2.5 -110

Cincinnati -2.5 -110


Aug 12th, 8:30 PM

Green Bay +3 -110

San Francisco -3 -110


Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City +1 -110

Chicago -1 -110


Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -110

Washington -2.5 -110


Aug 13th, 4:00 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -110

Buffalo -3.5 -110


Aug 13th, 7:00 PM

Seattle +3 -110

Pittsburgh -3 -110


Aug 13th, 7:30 PM

Miami -1 -110

Tampa Bay +1 -110


Aug 13th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans -1 -110

Houston +1 -110


Aug 13th, 9:00 PM

Dallas +2 -110

Denver -2 -110


Aug 13th, 10:00 PM

LA Rams +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110


Aug 14th, 4:25 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -110

Las Vegas -2.5 -110


Aug 18th, 8:00 PM