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Jared Veldheer receives second MRI on sore tricep

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Raiders head coach Dennis Allen revealed today that offensive tackle, Jared Veldheer, had a second MRI on his left tricep today.

Offensive tackle, Jared Veldheer, at Raiders training camp in Napa
Offensive tackle, Jared Veldheer, at Raiders training camp in Napa
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Raiders Starting left tackle Jared Veldheer missed practice today. It is the second time he has missed practice this training camp. The first time was due to a sore tricep muscle in his left arm. At that time, he had an MRI on the tricep that came back negative.

Veldheer returned to practice the next day but has since worn a brace on around his left elbow to protect it from further damage. He hasn't missed a practice since and started in the Raiders' preseason opener.

Dennis Allen said at the time of the initial injury that it was just soreness. That soreness has not subsided and it had Veldheer out of practice Tuesday while he gets a second MRI to check again for damage.

Running with the first team in Veldheer's place was Alex Barron. Barron took Veldheer's place the last time he was out of practice. With just one day of full practice prior to the team traveling to New Orleans for their second preseason game, it's very possible the team sits Veldheer regardless of the results. And if the results show any damage, he would likely be shut down for at least the remainder of the preseason.

Update: Veldheer is not at practice today which means he likely will not play in the Raiders' week 2 preseason game in New Orleans. We'll find out more on the severity of the injury after practice.