Veteran OT Jared Veldheer Eyeing a Return From Retirement

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It looks like the retirement of veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer could last just six months. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that Veldheer will make an attempt to land a job in NFL again in the coming days.

Veldheer signed with New England Patriots back in May, but spent just one week on their roster before deciding to retire from professional football. He said at the time that his body couldn’t respond to the challenges of being a football player anymore.

However, according to reports, the 32-year-old is in shape and might get a chance to play before the 2019 season wraps up. Patriots released Veldheer from the reserve-retired list on Tuesday, clearing the way for him to sign with another team.

Jared Veldheer started his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, who selected him in the third round of 2010 draft. After spending three years in Oakland, Veldheer embarked on a four-year-long stint with Arizona Cardinals before playing out 2018 with Denver Broncos. He played 118 games in the league, 113 of which he started.