Jared Veldheer signing with Packers, set to make NFL playoff history

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Jared Veldheer can make NFL history this week.

Veldheer, an offensive tackle who played for the Colts on Sunday against the Bills, is signing with the Packers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. If he plays for the Packers against the Rams, he becomes the first player in NFL history to play for two different teams in the same postseason.

Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be permitted. But Veldheer was on the Colts’ practice squad, rather than their active roster, and was moved up to the gameday roster as part of the league’s special rules this season to give teams more flexibility to field healthy players during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the game ended, Veldheer reverted back to the Colts’ practice squad, and the Packers are signing him off the practice squad. (Players on active rosters remain under contract and can’t sign with another team after they’re eliminated from the playoffs.)

Veldheer played every offensive snap for the Colts in their loss to the Bills, and he’s likely to play for the Packers as well, given that Green Bay needs help at offensive tackle after David Bakhtiari‘s season-ending knee injury, and that Veldheer played for the Packers last year and knows their offense. Veldheer is set to do something no other NFL player has done.

44 responses to “Jared Veldheer signing with Packers, set to make NFL playoff history

  1. Great pickup! Gutey busting out some Belichik level moves.

    #chessnotcheckers

  2. Veldheer is mostly insurance in case another tackle gets hurt. Ricky Wagner at RT and Billy Turner as LT is the probable tackle combo against the Rams as it was against Chicago. LaFleur did though say after Bakh got hurt that the OL could change week to week, depending on the opponent.

    Veldheer was with the Packers for part of the season last year, so if he does indeed have to play at some point in the Pack’s playoff run it would be a plug in and not miss a beat situation. Good move by Gute.👏

    #GoPackGo!

  3. therealraider says:
    January 11, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Once a Raider always a Raider.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m good with that. Thanks for the loan. He helped us a bunch last year and I’m glad he’s around.

  4. Maybe Veldheer can be the 1st player to play on two losing playoff teams in the same season

  5. This just eliminates revised IR and Practice Squad rules in the future. Not a good look, but an excellent GBP move.

  6. Will he also be the first player in NFL history to lose a playoff game and win a Lombardi Trophy in the same season?

  7. Can he play defense? Because Donald is coming for Rodgers and Ramsey will lock up Adam. Rams win 21-17. Bye Packers.

  8. And he will be the first player in NFL history to play on 2 teams in the playoffs and lose them both

  9. Could make history also by being the 1st player to lose twice in the same playoffs.. Jusr saying!

  10. Desperate move for the Packers who will be doing what they and Rodgers do best – Bowing out in the playoffs

  11. Smart signing.
    He was a very serviceable option replacing Bulaga last season for a couple of games, including the postseason matchup against the Seahawks.
    Good depth move, that provides an additional security blanket in case RT Rick Wagner’s troubled knee starts acting up again.

  12. That’s some BS. How do colts lose.. and he gets moved back to practice squad when colts season over. Collusion

  13. Desperate move for the Packers who will be doing what they and Rodgers do best – Bowing out in the playoffs
    ——
    Don’t hate just because the only move your team is making is to their offseason homes…

  14. icouldcareless says:
    January 11, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Desperate move for the Packers who will be doing what they and Rodgers do best – Bowing out in the playoffs
    __________

    As opposed to bowing out by week 14 of the regular season? 😂

  15. Maybe after this GB playoff run, he can sign with my vikings for our annual off-season championship.

  16. That’s gotta be pretty cool for him. Thinking his season’s over to getting right back to the playoffs on a top team.

  17. A friendly reminder about the Tampa game earlier this year — the Pack aren’t playing the soft NFC North anymore. Time for Rodgers to think about filming more State Farm commercials after Saturday.

  18. boomboombrown says:
    January 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm
    Packers, 1 and done!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Not this year. They already won a bye in round 1. The Rams is round 2. Too bad for you.

  19. Thought they should have signed him after last year. Very reliable backup. This is right out of the Ron Wolf playbook.

  20. I knew losing Bakhtiari would put us behind the eight ball. Jared Veldheer is not even a band-aid. Not going to happen this year. Hopefully Aaron stays around next year. Why did we pick a QB and RB in first two rounds. We needed back up OL.

  21. Codylaws says:

    January 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Can he play defense? Because Donald is coming for Rodgers and Ramsey will lock up Adam. Rams win 21-17. Bye Packers.
    ————————–

    It’s been “Bye Vikings” every year since 1961. 😆

  22. “I knew losing Bakhtiari would put us behind the eight ball. Jared Veldheer is not even a band-aid. Not going to happen this year. Hopefully Aaron stays around next year. Why did we pick a QB and RB in first two rounds. We needed back up OL”

    Wait two or three years and you will find out why they picked those positions.you wanted them to draft a backup OL why not a starting OL if you are going to make dumb posts.

  23. Every one of the Packers are attempting to set a much bigger record. No team in history has ever won 14 World Championships.

  24. stellarperformance says:
    January 12, 2021 at 6:02 am
    boomboombrown says:
    January 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm
    Packers, 1 and done!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Not this year. They already won a bye in round 1. The Rams is round 2. Too bad for you.
    ———-

    You realize One and Done means their first game, doesn’t have to actually be in the Wild Card round.

  25. “I knew losing Bakhtiari would put us behind the eight ball.”

    Didn’t seem to hurt them too much against CHI, one of the better defenses in the league. They put up 35 points and Rodgers was only sacked once despite the Bears being full strength with Mack, Quinn and Hicks. Now the Rams are a different animal than the Bears, but GB is lucky enough to have multiple options at tackle, each who have played very well for the most part: Billy Turner, Rick Wagner and Jared Veldeer can all play tackle, as can Elgton Jenkins, though I’m guessing they’d rather leave him at guard. No doubt losing D -Bahk is a big loss, but they’ve got some decent backups for sure.

  26. “Wait two or three years and you will find out why they picked those positions.you wanted them to draft a backup OL why not a starting OL if you are going to make dumb posts”.

    .////////////////

    I dont want to wait two or three years. Win now. Talk about a dumb post.

  27. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

    Vikings fans don’t really care if their team wins. They just want the Packers to lose.

    So they’re not really “vikings fans.” They’re just losers.

  28. stellarperformance says:
    January 12, 2021 at 6:02 am
    boomboombrown says:
    January 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm
    Packers, 1 and done!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Not this year. They already won a bye in round 1. The Rams is round 2. Too bad for you.
    ———-

    What is this narrative Packers fans are pushing? That’s the excuse to not call it a one and done? They won during the Bye week? Did they get a W in the playoff win column too?

  29. If the Packers were one and done they’d be sitting at home. They might be two and done, but it’s too late for one and done. The bye wasn’t free, they earned it.

  30. I think they are talking about 1 game and done, which makes more sense than not playing. But what do I know. It could be the Old Style talking.

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