Last week, Jared Veldheer expressed frustration in regards to his contract talks with the Oakland Raiders. The left tackle was adamant in his request that the talks pick up the pace, something that may happen in the near future as ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez expects the Raiders and Veldheer to agree on a multi-year extension this offseason.
The feeling here: Veldheer’s not going anywhere and this gets handled sooner, rather than later as a multi-year deal.
Veldheer doesn’t want a franchise tag, understandably. But the Raiders would essentially be bidding against themselves at the current moment, which is why they’ve likely waited on hammering out a deal.
The talented tackle missed the first 11 games of the 2013 season after suffering a nasty triceps injury in training camp, though came back with a vengeance for the second half of the season.
Oakland currently sits $61 million dollars under the cap and letting Veldheer walk would be an extremely shocking (and dumb) move, so expects the two sides to hammer out something. Hopefully sooner than later for both parties.