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Matt Veldman | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 255
College: North Dakota State
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Lions waived/released TE Matt Veldman, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, K John Potter, WR Carlin Isles, CB Nate Ness, C Sherman Carter, WR Cody Wilson and LB Jon Morgan.
A third-year undrafted free agent, Veldman's lone career appearance came last Week 17. Owusu-Ansah has appeared in 15 career games, one of which came for the Lions last season. Mon, May 12, 2014 04:24:00 PM

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Lions re-signed TE Matt Veldman.

With the Lions decimated by injury at tight end, Veldman is back up to serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Joseph Fauria.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Lions TE Matt Veldman has been diagnosed with a strained Achilles' tendon.

The former UDFA was signed in June. He's never appeared in an NFL game. The injury will likely end his roster bid.
Source: MLive.com
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Lions signed TE Matt Veldman, formerly of the Jaguars.

Veldman, 24, is a former undrafted free agent from North Dakota State.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Jaguars waived TE Matt Veldman.

Veldman was an undrafted free agent in 2012, who missed all of last year with a torn ACL. He had just resumed practicing last week.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Jaguars TE Matt Veldman is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last preseason.

The undrafted free agent was in the mix for a roster spot before going down late in camp. With a new braintrust in place, Veldman is going to have an extremely hard time making the team.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Jaguars placed TE Matt Veldman on injured reserve with a torn MCL, ending his season.

Veldman suffered the injury in Thursday's preseason loss. He'll undergo surgery. An undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State, Veldman was not in the mix for a roster spot.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 02:22:00 PM

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