Punch to the gut _ Veldheer has torn triceps


Jared Veldheer has a torn left triceps and coach Dennis Allen said it’s likely the Raiders best lineman will be placed on the injured reserve, designated for return list. That means the Raiders will be without their best offensive man and the blindside protector for quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor for at least eight games.

Allen would only say Veldheer’s absence would be a “significant” amount of time. The procedure for putting a player on the designated for return I.R. is to put Veldheer on the 53-man roster at the final cutdown. On the Tuesday preceding the season opener, Veldheer would go in the list, would be removed from the 53-man roster and the Raiders could sign another player.

Veldheer would be out six weeks and return to the team, but still would be unable to play for two more weeks. That would make the earliest possible date Veldheer could return would be Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Alex Barron, the former St. Louis Rams first-round draft pick who has mostly played right tackle in his career, will start for the Raiders against New Orleans Friday night.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

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  • PlunkforHOF

    Lol. Poking the Brigade.


    aka trolling

  • jumpnjiminy

    Why can’t Raider fans just want the best qb to play? Give Flynn a chance and if he really does suck then of course put in Pryor. I mean what’s the big deal? These two guys are for the most part unproven but for crying out loud lets root for whoevers in there. My only exception to that was when they would not bench Palmer like they should’ve after compiling a horrible win loss record. That made me sick! Totally wasted all us fan’s time last season – could’ve been developing Pryor – how dumb of them to keep Palmer in….ugh!

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  • jumpnjiminy

    ….springs eternal

  • jumpnjiminy

    Flynn and/or Pryor will win more games for Oakland than that bum Palmer did.

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