Packers place lineman on COVID-19 listing days after signing with workforce
Jared Veldheer, Inexperienced Bay Packers. (Necessary Credit score: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities)Astros steal former Dodgers reliever in strong Liam Hendriks backup plan by Mark Powell Jared Veldheer received’t be the primary NFL athlete to play on two playoff groups in a season after a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at.The Inexperienced Bay Packers will play of their first sport this postseason on Saturday once they face the Los Angeles Rams. They’ll look to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time since 2010, however can have to take action with out elite left sort out David Bakhtiari. The Packers signed Jared Veldheer to present Inexperienced Bay some offensive sort out depth with proper sort out Rick Wagner coping with a knee damage forward of their Divisional Spherical matchup, however he received’t be capable to play.In keeping with ESPN’s Area Yates, the Packers positioned Veldheer on the reserve/COVID-19 listing on Wednesday after yielding a optimistic take a look at end result.The Packers have positioned lately signed OT Jared Veldheer on the COVID-19 listing on account of a optimistic take a look at.— Area Yates (@FieldYates) January 13, 2021Inexperienced Bays o-line depth takes a hitVeldheer was anticipated to make NFL historical past this weekend. The veteran offensive sort out would’ve been the primary participant to play for 2 totally different groups in the identical playoffs. Veldheer was a member of the Indianapolis Colts this previous weekend, who misplaced to the Buffalo Payments in a nail-biting loss within the Wild Card Spherical.This isn’t Veldheer’s first stint in Inexperienced Bay, as he was claimed off waivers halfway via the 2019 season after he declared his retirement with the New England Patriots. Veldheer really crammed in for Bryan Bulaga at proper sort out throughout Inexperienced Bay’s Divisional Spherical win over the Seattle Seahawks.Whereas the Rams sport is out of the query, Veldheer does have an opportunity to perform the historic feat if the Packers are in a position to attain Tremendous Bowl 55. However that’s not essential proper now, Veldheer’s well being is the precedence.