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Jared Veldheer signs with Packers, will be first NFL player ever to play 2 playoff games with 2 teams

The Packers are adding depth from a team that just lost in the playoffs.

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (68) before the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts starting left tackle this past weekend in the Wild Card round is headed to a new team for the Divisional round — a first in NFL history. He is signing with the Green Bay Packers and because he is coming off the Colts practice squad, he does not need to clear the COVID-19 protocol.

Veldheer signed to the Colts practice squad on December 30th after Anthony Castonzo was lost for the year to a knee injury. Will Holden was unable to play due to an ankle injury and that thrust Veldheer into the starting lineup. He played 79 snaps in the Colts loss to the Bills.

Now, he joins a Packers that needs depth due to the loss of David Bakhtiari to his own season-ending knee injury. Billy Turner is moving into the left tackle role and Veldheer will provide depth. It seems unlikely Veldheer will start this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams, but he could very well see some snaps on special teams, or on offense in heavy packages or if there are any injuries.