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Will Raiders play it safe with Veldheer?

The torn left triceps sustained by Jared Veldheer, according to a Tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is a “lesser form” of the same injury which sidelined Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith last season.

Coach Dennis Allen said putting Veldheer on the injured reserve list designated for return was “the direction we’re headed.” That would put Veldheer out a minimum of seven games, with the earliest possible return date Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lewis missed the last 12 games of the regular-season with his injury. Smith missed two regular-season games then had a bye week before the playoffs. Both played in the postseason and were clearly affected by the injury.

If the Raiders think Veldheer could be back before seven games, they could always leave him on the 53-man roster. One thing to keep in mind is Veldheer is a 26-year-old left tackle with huge earnings potential down the road in a contact year should he come back strong. Lewis and Smith were players nearing the end of their careers playing at well under 100 percent for a chance at the Super Bowl.

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  • eastoaklandraider

    In the last 10 years only two high powered O’s have won the SB (colts rams) so calm down JFB OR JUST BE A falcon fan already.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    There are times when its fun to be here and debate with Marks hair or SnBG or JFB or RR and guys like that. Then there are times (like now) when it looks like some retard threw up on my computer screen. Chat graffiti is what it looks like and you have to scroll through hundreds of poorly written posts comprised by meth addicts that are intended to annoy us real fans.

  • Marks hair

    I thought the pac had a pretty good o.

  • SnBG

    Mike Vick, throwing and not running. What a novel concept. Think Pryor is watching.

  • Marks hair

    1252.. yeah.. its the endless repetition that sucks you into their trolly vortex now and then..

  • ElkGRaider

    Star doesn’t look as imposing as I thought he would. Not moving people.

    Just throwing that out there…

  • eastoaklandraider

    CLE DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY BUILT THERE OLINE UP THEN GOT THERE SKILL PLAYERS. HERE~S LOOKING AT YOU JFB.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    SnBG Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Mike Vick, throwing and not running. What a novel concept. Think Pryor is watching.
    ———————————————
    As if Pryor runs more than throws……….

  • Marks hair

    tp doesn’t call the plays

  • SnBG

    Holly Roller Batman, Weedon is on fire

  • Breaking_Black

    Marks Hair Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    I thought the pac had a pretty good o.
    —–
    Lol.
    They were aiight.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What’s “high-powered”?

    Ravens offense scoring was 10th in the NFL (defense 12th) and averaged over 30ppg in the playoffs.

    Not bad.

    And how are you going to say the Saints weren’t high powered? They only led the NFL in scoring when they won it all.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Well San Diego is looking like crap.

  • SnBG

    ElkGRaider Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    Star doesn’t look as imposing as I thought he would. Not moving people.

    Just throwing that out there…
    Exacrly. Star is getting it handed to him. Cause a penalty also.

  • DutchRaider77

    Chargers looking….bad!

    Rivers sack (-9yards) and Rivers Int…

  • Breaking_Black

    Someone get Norval a new mink turtleneck. Weeden looks like a stud.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider 24m

    Missed tackle by Michael Huff. That’s the primary knock on the Ravens’ new free safety is tackling

  • SnBG

    Kell, Pryor needs to watch Newton tonight. Throwing a lot more also.

  • Marks hair

    norvs not too shabby if you want improvement from your qb..

  • eastoaklandraider

    Oh yeah the Saints.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Super Bowl winners point per game ranking:

    Ravens – 10th (49ers 11th)
    Giants – 9th (Patriots 3rd)
    Packers – 10th (Steelers 12th)
    Saints – 1st (Colts 7th)
    Steelers – 20th (Cardinals 3rd)
    Giants -14th (Patriots 1st)
    Colts – 2nd (Bears 3rd)
    Steelers -9th (Seahawks 1st)

    Need I go further? The Super Bowl matchups is between top scoring offenses, damn near every year.

  • SnBG

    Weedon is totally on fire. Touchdown!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Chargers looking….bad!

    Rivers sack (-9yards) and Rivers Int…
    ———————
    Then Cutler throw int.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I am sure the deep ball hasn’t been a focal point of camp.

    But last preseason, Flynn unleashed a 55 yard pass in the preseason.

    That is on film for all to see, so unless he is completely hurt, his 25 yard thing seems bogus to me.
    =============================================

    Anyone who says Flynn can’t throw the ball deep is kidding themself. Can Flynn throw it 95 yards? No, but he can certainly throw it 40-50 and do it accurately, which is all you really need.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Norv can do wonders as a OC/QB coach.

    Just don’t give him the lead.

  • SnBG

    Didn’t Ol Norv take the Bolts to the AFC Championship game. I’d say Al made a mistake getting rid of him.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    SnBG Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Kell, Pryor needs to watch Newton tonight. Throwing a lot more also.
    ————————-
    I think you need to watch, too. Waaaaay more football.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dominque Davis is mentioned in wave of the future conversations

  • SnBG

    Flynn dropped a bomb on Detroit last year twice.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Vkings of 98 were high powered, loss 2001 rams high powered, lossand the 2013 falcons will be high powered and they will lose.

  • ElkGRaider

    Chargers looking….bad!

    Rivers sack (-9yards) and Rivers Int…
    ————-

    This could end up being one of the worst teams in football

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    SnBG Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Flynn dropped a bomb on Detroit last year twice.
    ———————————–
    I wonder why the media says he’s weak armed?

  • SnBG

    Facco threw a short one for an int. Short pass. Flacco throwing short balls. I thought Flacco only threw the long ball.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Defensive scoring rankings of Super bowl teams:

    Ravens (12th) – 49ers (2nd)
    Giants (25th) – Patriots (15th)
    Packers (2nd) – Steelers (1st) OK got one there
    Saints (20th) – Colts (8th)
    Steelers (1st) – Cardinals (28th)
    Giants (17th) – Patriots (11th)
    Colts (23rd) – Bears (3rd)

    More higher rankings than offensively, especially outside of 2010.

  • Just Fire Baby

    In the last 7 years, the 20th, 23rd and 25th ranked teams one the Super Bowl.

    And a 28th ranked team made the super Bowl.

    That is over half the time, in the last 7 years, that one participant was 20th or higher in defensive scoring ranking.

    QB-WR league

  • SnBG

    Kell, Vick just ran twice and got it handed to him. Should Pryor stop running?

  • Just Fire Baby

    3rd and 6, 1 yard pass by Flacco.

    Got the first on the YAC though

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Anytime a Defense scores it a big deal.

  • SnBG

    Defense can help you win a SB but you need a good O to get there.

  • SnBG

    I wouldn’t call last years SB a big defensive struggle. Offense ruled that game.

  • RaiderDebo

    Mike Vick kicking ass just like he has all offseason. This “QB competition” is a joke. Way beneath #7.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    SnBG Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Flynn dropped a bomb on Detroit last year twice.
    ———————————–
    I wonder why the media says he’s weak armed?
    ============================================

    Uh, maybe because they are the media and more interested in the food spread put out in the press section than actually what happens in practice.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I don’t mean to be insulting, but, with thinking people it’s not a simple either or. Life is not that way, son. Not alway black or white, hot or cold, either or. There’s all the in between.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’ve seen some of the spreads; not very impressive.

    I am sure the “training table” for the UC Davis hoops team is way better.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    SnBG Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Flynn dropped a bomb on Detroit last year twice.
    ———————————–
    I wonder why the media says he’s weak armed?
    ============================================

    Uh, maybe because they are the media and more interested in the food spread put out in the press section than actually what happens in practice.
    ——————————-
    You expect everybody to have your ethics there are professionals out there.

  • SnBG

    Mike V better learn to slide. I can’t believe he still doesn’t do that.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 15th, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider 24m

    Missed tackle by Michael Huff. That’s the primary knock on the Ravens’ new free safety is tackling

    @@@@@@@

    They think that’s bad? Wait until they see he can pick a ball either. I respect what he did for us. I think he really did out out effort. One number one we can say at least wasn’t a bust, but he was never a playmaker. He’s not even the poor mans Ed Reed. I expect ravens fans will be bitterly disappointed.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    flynn can throw 45 -50 yards…a lot of people can but he has throw it another 15 yards in the air than most qbs…int time…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Foles scored 7 points, Vick has scored 7 points.

    What am I missing here?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    flynn throws jump balls…