Former Packer, Jared Veldheer, Is A Packer Again


Remember this name: Jared Veldheer. Actually you may already remember it if you are a fan of the Colts...who he just started for this past Saturday...or if you’re a fan Green Bay Packers...who he appeared for in the playoffs last year. Well remember the name because he may be playing for the Packers again this year, and make NFL history in the process.

ESPN reports the veteran offensive tackle will sign with the Packers in a move that comes just days after the 33-year-old started at left tackle for the Colts in their wild-card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Veldheer would be the first player in NFL history to play postseason games for two different playoff teams in the same season if he appears in the Packers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. He is allowed to sign with Green Bay because he was on the Colts' practice squad and was elevated only for the Colts' playoff game Saturday and not signed to the 53-man roster. In addition, he should be allowed to practice immediately because was in the Colts' COVID-19 testing program.

Veldheer started for the Packers at right tackle in last year's NFC divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks because of an illness to Bryan Bulaga. The Packers had lured Veldheer out of retirement and signed him in November of 2019. The Colts had signed Veldheer out of another retirement to their practice squad last month. I’d say this guy doesn’t know when to quit but he seems to have done it three different times now.

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