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Lions add Matt Veldman

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Matt Veldman celebrates after a successful two-point conversion during the second half of their pre-season NFL football game against the New York Giants in Jacksonville, Florida Reuters

If you want to find a job at the end of an NFL roster, it helps to know someone.

According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions are signing former Jaguars tight end Matt Veldman, who was released last week.

He spent last year on Jacksonville’s injured reserve list after a preseason ACL tear, and was released last week to make room for quarterback Mike Kafka.

The Lions probably got a recommendation from new tight ends coach Bobby Johnson, who worked for the Jaguars last year when Veldman was signed as an undrafted rookie from North Dakota State.

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5 Responses to “Lions add Matt Veldman”
  1. steelerben says: Jun 17, 2013 1:41 PM

    Championship.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 17, 2013 1:46 PM

    It’s a sure fire formula for success. You hire the coaches who were fired from a 2-14 team so they can bring in the players who get cut by that team.

  3. fargovikesfan says: Jun 17, 2013 2:00 PM

    Veldman was a very good TE at NDSU, part of the 2011 FCS National Championship team. Big target, good hands. If the kid gets a chance he could very likely land on the regular season roster.

  4. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 17, 2013 3:04 PM

    Super Bowl!!!

    Nah, I’m kidding, I hate comments like that. Fargovikesfan is totally right though, this guy has a lot of promise, but more importantly, can we discuss what an awesome name Tim Twentyman is?

  5. lks311 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:11 PM

    Zero chance of making the team—but, sure, come on to camp!

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