New England plans to sign offensive tackle Jared Veldheer later in the week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported, via sources informed of the situation. Veldheer previously had a free-agent visit with the Patriots last week.
Pelissero adds Veldheer is expected to sign a one-year deal worth up to $6.5 million and the contract should be finalized after the league-wide deadline passes for counting toward compensatory picks.
Veldheer, who turns 32 on June 14, also brings a versatile skill set when considering he possesses the ability to play both tackle positions, center and guard.
Here are other transactions we are monitoring Tuesday:
- The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver Jalin Marshall. The wideout last played for the AAF's Orlando Apollos, where he tied for fourth in receiving touchdowns.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers inked sixth-round picks defensive end Isaiah Buggs and linebacker Sutton Smith to their four-year rookie deals.