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Reports: Packers sign OT Veldheer off Colts' practice squad

The 33-year-old offensive tackle spent the latter part of last season with the Packers.
Jared Veldheer
Posted at 10:11 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 23:11:13-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The Packers plan to sign veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer off the Colts' practice squad, according to multiple reports.

Veldheer, 33, spent the latter portion of last season with the Packers; most notably, he started in place of Bryan Bulaga in Green Bay's Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

Veldheer could become the first player in league history to play in playoff games for multiple teams in the same season. This is possible because of a new rule that allows practice squad players to be activated for games without being signed to the active roster. If Veldheer had been on the Colts roster, he would not have been eligible to sign with another team.

The transaction has not been formally announced. The Packers are scheduled to return to the practice field on Tuesday afternoon. Veldheer's signing gives Green Bay additional depth on its offensive line, which took a hit when All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari tore his ACL during a practice on December 31.