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McKenzie: Wait and see on Veldheer’s return

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

General manager Reggie McKenzie said it’s too early to determine how long the Raiders will be without left tackle Jared Veldheer, who underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn left triceps.

“We probably won’t know until the second week of rehab,’’ McKenzie said.

Jim Veldheer, the father of Jared Veldheer, tweeted, “Jared is in recovery. All went well.’’

McKenzie, talking before the Raiders preseason game against the Saints, said it was his understanding Veldheer’s injury wasn’t as serious as the ones sustained by 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith and Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis.

It remains likely, however, that Veldheer will be placed on the designated for return injured reserve list, meaning the earliest he could return would be in the eighth game of the season on Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Raiders won’t make that move until cutting the roster to the final 53, with Veldheer included in that number. He would then be placed on injured reserve, taking him off the roster, and the Raiders can add another player.

In the meantime, the Raiders will keep an eye out for available tackles, although McKenzie aid, “We’re not looking to just bring in bodies. Veldheer’s a real player and real players aren’t just hanging around out there.’’

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  • REALLIONAIREB

    We can’t block nobody rob Ryan is sendin all kinds of blitz to

  • Cervantes74

    TERRIBLE THROW

  • RaiderRockstar

    just now tuning in. I see we’re down 23-0

    wow!!

  • jackasspuria

    Flynn can throw deep… somewhat.

  • Cervantes74

    2nd Quarter…1st 1st down. Exciting Football!

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Nice catch by Butler. Watch the Reggie-haters try to claim he was an Al pick…

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    That pass Flynn just threw is as good as any pass I’ve seen Pryor throw in this league.

  • The_Judge37

    Yes Flynn, don’t ever slide. Help us rid us of you

  • Breaking_Black

    I prefer A PLEA FOR LEE 2014.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Alriiiight Matty.

  • hellsbells

    Flynns accuracy on the two yard pass is uncanny.

  • The_Judge37

    604.jackasspuria Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Flynn can throw deep… somewhat.
    ——-

    24 yard pass, just under his range

  • alex7

    Someone posted a few days back that Drew Brees was hitting on something like 75% of his passes with 11 TDs and 0 INTs in his last 4 regular and pre-season games vs us.

    He’s kinda really good, especially playing vs bad/rebuilding Raider teams.

  • jackasspuria

    Ha! My buddy got a big laugh on the 24-yarder from Flynn to Butler…

    “SF Chron’s Vic Tafur was right! Flynn can’t throw over 25 yards.”

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Rivera’s looking good. Another Reggie pick, I might add.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    i hate to say i told you so….but…man there are some blind mofos in here…

    =================

    Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, you’re just being a hater.

  • RaidO

    Hellsbells Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Flynns accuracy on the two yard pass is uncanny.
    ==============

    LOL!

  • VanHeathen30

    When you pick a guy HIGH in the 1st, he better be able to play, so Hayden isn’t anything to hang his hat on.
    Has Watson even practiced yet/
    Don’t worry he signed the long snapper though…

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Raiderpride26 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    That women ref just blew the sh¡t out of that whistle

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Put that one on a tee, not going to take that swing..

    Kinda cute for a skinny chick….

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Also, gotta love how Rob Ryan’s sending all these weird blitzes…IN PRESEASON. Nothing like tipping your hand in a meaningless game. So glad that stiff’s not our DC anymore.

  • RaiderRetribution

    0 points and a couple 1st downs against the worse defensive team.

  • RaiderRockstar

    how did we get down 23-zilch??

    is there a Jerry Mac live chat someplace where I can catch up?

  • beach

    Reggie better find a left tackle Right Now! This team has nobody else to fill in for Veldheer.

  • alex7

    Does anyone want to point out the obvious lack of running game to help balance out the constant blitzing?

    Oh, and in a regular game, we’d be throwing screens all over these blitzes. Veteran OC isn’t giving away free film on his tendencies.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    5 sacks. Number one priority is keeping the o line healthy.

  • The_Judge37

    620.Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    Also, gotta love how Rob Ryan’s sending all these weird blitzes…IN PRESEASON. Nothing like tipping your hand in a meaningless game. So glad that stiff’s not our DC anymore.
    ——-

    His blitzs have been far more crisper than our super DUPER delayed blitz

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    VanHeathen30 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    When you pick a guy HIGH in the 1st, he better be able to play, so Hayden isn’t anything to hang his hat on.
    Has Watson even practiced yet/
    Don’t worry he signed the long snapper though…

    ====================================

    Look at the pick he traded out of to get Hayden: Dion Jordan’s 100% healthy, yet isn’t even being considered for a starting position with the Dolphins. Hayden will start Week 1.

  • Cervantes74

    Defenses are going to eat us alive with Flynn at QB. There’s just really no threat and we don’t have the peripheral weapons for YAC that a guy like this needs to be successful.

    I hope Pryor is the answer because if he’s not we’re not winning 2 games this year.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    Nice catch by Butler. Watch the Reggie-haters try to claim he was an Al pick…

    ===========

    LMAO! We’re getting killed 20-0 and you’re bragging up Shreg’s draft picks

  • r8eray

    Pathetic….smh!

    With the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders select….

  • VanHeathen30

    Has Bergstrom had a series with the 1′s yet…

  • Breaking_Black

    Gurode just got punked. Lol

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    We look terrible! No offense, no defense, no depth. Horrible coaching! We look awful, same old story. I don’t want to hear that the game plan was vanilla.

  • Kirk

    alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    Does anyone want to point out the obvious lack of running game to help balance out the constant blitzing?

    Oh, and in a regular game, we’d be throwing screens all over these blitzes. Veteran OC isn’t giving away free film on his tendencies.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Yes, because no one has ever seen a screen pass before.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    Does anyone want to point out the obvious lack of running game to help balance out the constant blitzing?

    Oh, and in a regular game, we’d be throwing screens all over these blitzes. Veteran OC isn’t giving away free film on his tendencies.

    ============================================

    Exactly. He and Tarver are playing super-vanilla tonight. AS THEY SHOULD.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    I like the way Flynn handles the two minute. Flawless so far.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Jesus, Gurode just got blown up. Nice O-Line you’ve constructed Shreg!

  • jackasspuria

    Flynn is getting chin-checked. Ouch!

  • Cervantes74

    Now Flynn in the No Huddle might be interesting.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Goldie7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    I don’t want to hear that the game plan was vanilla.

    ====================================

    The game plan’s vanilla. We’re in preseason.

  • beach

    Butler looks like a stud! Get in the end zone, Flynn!

  • The_Judge37

    622.RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    how did we get down 23-zilch??

    is there a Jerry Mac live chat someplace where I can catch up?
    —-

    Brees with +10sec plus to throw

    Flynnart with 1.2sec to pray

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    I think Flynn is handling this 2 minute drill better than Pryor would. Pryor would have killed it with incomplete deep pass attempts.

  • GForce21

    See? That’s how you slow a pass rush.

    Allow unabated wind sprints to the QB for a half, and the D wears out.

  • DJ Johnny

    Last yr you guys would call this all garbage yards by Palmer.

  • VanHeathen30

    Good for Mumbles, out picking the Dolphins…
    That’ll get us back to the promised land for sure
    Miami is nearly as bad as this roster, so that’s a little victory…

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Oooooooohh!

  • jackasspuria

    As of now, Moore, Streater, Butler should be 1, 2, 3 at WR. Bulter in slot at 6-3 and 4.3 speed sounds interesting.

  • J Hill

    Nice drive.

  • Breaking_Black

    That was a great throw by Flynn.