Cardinals place Jared Veldheer on IR

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The Cardinals are going to have a new left tackle for most or all of what’s left of the 2016 season.

The team announced on Monday that Jared Veldheer has been placed on injured reserve. Veldheer tore his triceps against the Panthers on Sunday and needs to have surgery to repair the injury.

Veldheer suffered a similar injury while he was with the Raiders in 2013. He missed 10 weeks that time and will miss at least the next eight weeks before he’d be eligible to return to the team. With running back Chris Johnson and safety Tyvon Branch closer to a possible return date and only one spot available, it seemd likely that the Cardinals have seen the last of Veldheer for the year.

It’s a blow to a Cardinals line that has already experienced issues protecting quarterback Carson Palmer. John Wetzel is expected to replace Veldheer in the lineup.

6 responses to “Cardinals place Jared Veldheer on IR

  1. At least the Cardinals have a backup that played high school and college football. The Seahawks started a walk on basketball player at left tackle yesterday that hasn’t started a football game since Jr. High. He surprisingly didn’t do too bad aside from a couple penalties early on.

    It’s too bad that the top 2 teams in the NFC West are getting hit hard by the injury bug. Maybe they need to allow more contact in training camp.

  2. I recall the homer Cardinal announcer mention that the Cards thanked the Raiders very much for Palmer and Veldheer during the pre-season game telecast this summer.
    I’m pretty sure the Raiders are glad to have eventually replaced Palmer with Carr, and Veldheer with Penn.
    One team is on the way up with their man under center, and the other will be soon be back in rebuild mode with an older roster that needs a relevant QB.
    Arians doesn’t seem like such a genius anymore.

  3. r502 says:

    I recall the homer Cardinal announcer mention that the Cards thanked the Raiders very much for Palmer and Veldheer during the pre-season game telecast this summer.
    I’m pretty sure the Raiders are glad to have eventually replaced Palmer with Carr, and Veldheer with Penn.
    One team is on the way up with their man under center, and the other will be soon be back in rebuild mode with an older roster that needs a relevant QB.
    Arians doesn’t seem like such a genius anymore.
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    And the best part is that Arians and Keim passed on Carr to take some safety who has to play linebacker because he can’t cover.

    Not Winning.

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