ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have acquired tackle Jared Veldheer from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for their sixth-round pick (No. 182) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Veldheer has been a longtime starter in the NFL, starting in 101 of his 106 career games. Though he finished the 2017 season on injured reserve with a broken ankle, he told azcardinals.com, "The guys in the training room said it should be a pretty easy rehab to do."
A third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Veldheer signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in 2014 after four seasons with the Raiders. Prior to his NFL career, Veldheer was a standout lineman at Hillsdale College in their Division II program. In 2009, Veldheer was named first-team All-American and first-team All-Region by the American Football Coaches Association.