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Cheese Curds, 3/6: Jared Veldheer may be the ideal stopgap at right tackle if Bulaga departs

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Even if the Packers re-sign Bulaga, they should try to bring back Veldheer for another season if he is committed to playing in 2020.

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Much of the attention on the Green Bay Packers' impending free agent class has gone to right tackle Bryan Bulaga, and for good reason. Bulaga has been a tremendous player, and for all his injury concerns over the years, he has seemed to be more available on his second contract than he was on his first.

But the fact remains that it will take a significant contract to get him back in Green Bay next season. With the Packers having only modest cap space and needing improvements in multiple areas, perhaps the veteran presence that makes the most sense was also on the roster at the end of last season: Jared Veldheer.

Veldheer's contribution late in the season cannot be overstated, as he helped the Packers earn a playoff bye when he filled in for Bulaga in week 17. Then there was his surprise start in the Divisional round, when he played great.

Veteran stability, a much cheaper price tag, and the ability to play both tackles should make him an appealing option for the Packers this offseason. Let's take a closer look at the veteran tackle's potential impact and future in Green Bay in today's Curds.

Strong playoff showing could have major impact on Jared Veldheer's future | Packersnews.com

One of the biggest questions about Veldheer has been whether he will come back for another season this year. If he does, the Packers should absolutely put a priority on re-signing him.

Source: Veldheer wants to play in 2020 | SI.com

Oh. Well then - full speed ahead, Gutey! Furthermore, this report also indicates that the Packers are indeed interested in a reunion for 2020.

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