|New Arizona Cardinal Jared Veldheer at Hillsdale|
Despite having stated repeatedly that he wanted to remain a Raider, contract negotiations never got close enough to the numbers Arizona offered when additional teams were permitted to contact players on Saturday.
The offensive tackle was widely considered to be Oakland's best offensive player. He will be in Phoenix tomorrow to meet with the Cardinals' officials and take a physical.
Several media outlets reported Jared's deal to be worth 35 million dollars over four year with 17 of that being guaranteed.
Helping make all of this happen is Jared's brother Aaron, a former Hillsdale Charger himself. The older Veldheer was a captain of the Hillsdale basketball team and has served as Jared's agent since the end of the 2012 season.