McKenzie also made it clear that Veldheer's exit to Arizona "wasn't about finances."
In a Wednesday interview with KMVP-FM in Phoenix, Veldheer refuted McKenzie's claims.
"I appreciate everything that Oakland did for me over the last four years," Veldheer said. "We just couldn't get (a contract) done. It wasn't that I didn't want to be there, because I know that's been said recently. That just wasn't the case."
"He's 6-8, 330 pounds and tough as nails," Arians said, via CSN Bay Area. "He's only 26. It's everything you want in a left tackle. It's still hard to believe he was there. We were extremely excited. He brings a tough-guy attitude we want. He's athletic and moves extremely well for a guy that big. We are ecstatic to have him."
Maybe NFL teams get the blindside protectors they deserve.