Why a positive coronavirus test stopped Jared Veldheer from making history
Why a positive COVID-19 test prevented this OT from making history originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Veteran offensive player Jared Veldheer was poised to make NFL history by becoming the first player to play for two teams in the same postseason. However, on Wednesday a positive coronavirus prevented this from happening.
Thanks to the NFL's more lenient regulations on the training team this season, which allows two veterans to sign with the 16-man training team regardless of how long they've been in the league, Veldheer was able to get ahead of her week with the Indianapolis Colts sign 17 competition.
The 10-year duel game ended with both the game and the loss of the wild card by the Colts against the Bills. However, since the contracts of the practice players expire at the end of their team's season, Veldheer was immediately allowed to sign with another team that this required offensive line reinforcements.
Enter the Green Bay Packers that Veldheer had experience with last season. Veldheer signed with Green Bay to relieve Bryan Bulaga, who suffered a concussion in week 17.
While the Packers have three offensive linemen - David Bakhtiari, Lane Taylor and Rick Wagner - in the injury report (Wagner the only one who has a chance to play against the Rams), head coach Matt LaFleur said that signing Veldheer is more about that went to do this proper gain.
“You can never have enough great players and Jared is the guy we definitely value. It definitely adds depth to this space that you just can't get enough of, ”said LaFleur.
If the NFL takes away the rules for the 2020 training team next season, Coronavirus Veldheer has just taken a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make history.
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