Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer (68) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders, Jared Veldheer expected to reach multi-year deal?

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.

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  • Bob

    Well, duh.The Raiders have the potential for three good lineman (Hulk, Wiz, Watkins). The Raiders HAVE to get better play or upgrade the guard position. The Hulk is going nowhere.

    • Rico Stifler

      Brisiel was sold this past season. Signing Mack and moving Wiz to LG is one solution also. Also, they’d have to sign or draft a RG to compete with Brisiel.

      • Dean Thomas

        Bergstrom will be back from injury too. Or, sign Incognito!

  • Lar Dog

    Better not go any where. What is REG doing? Better sign him soon. Some so called experts seems to think he is not that good? Some say he is top 5 at least top 10 LT.

    • Dean Thomas

      Exactly, I can’t remember the last time he was just plain beaten for a quick sack, usually when TP holds the ball for 7 seconds.

  • Frank Petrelli

    FA begins on March 11th, all the deals for the guys we want to keep will be done before then.

    • Dean Thomas

      They’ll sign him March 3, after they see what the average salary is for LT’s.

  • KloverJane

    If the office messes this up, prepare for wrath.