On Wednesday, the Inexperienced Bay Packers positioned offensive deal with Jared Veldheer on the reserve/COVID-19 record. ESPN’s Discipline Yates experiences that Veldheer did certainly check constructive for the coronavirus, so there isn’t a likelihood he’ll be capable to go well with up for Inexperienced Bay’s divisional-round battle with the Los Angeles Rams. That is unlucky for a number of causes, as Veldheer was set to make NFL historical past this Saturday by taking part in for 2 totally different groups in a single postseason.
After spending the majority of the 2020 common season and not using a group, Veldheer signed with the Indianapolis Colts follow squad in December. He was then referred to as up in time for the Colts’ wild-card matchup with the Buffalo Payments, a recreation which the Colts ended up dropping, 27-24, this previous Saturday. As a result of Veldheer was technically on the Colts follow squad — and was merely elevated via the NFL‘s particular protocols to provide groups flexibility in the course of the ongoing pandemic — he reverted again to the follow squad on the conclusion of the sport. That quirk made it attainable for him to signal with one other group nonetheless preventing within the postseason.
If the Packers defeat the Rams this weekend, then Veldheer could have an opportunity to make NFL historical past within the NFC Championship Sport. The 6-foot-8 deal with was initially a third-round draft alternative by the Raiders again in 2010 and bounced across the league during the last decade, making stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots the Packers in 2019 and — after all — the Colts.