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Arizona Cardinals trade Jared Veldheer to Denver Broncos

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The Arizona Cardinals offseason of change continues as they trade Jared Veldheer.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2018 offseason continues, the Arizona Cardinals will have plenty of new names ans faces to learn.

The Arizona Cardinals have traded tackle Jared Veldheer to the Denver Broncos for a sixth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This was clearly a move to get something, anything for the veteran tackle and the Cardinals and Steve Keim made it happen.

Despite speculation that maybe they could package Veldheer in a way to move up, the reality was always Veldheer’s value was very low.

He has only one year remaining on his deal, he is 30 years old and he struggled much of last season at right tackle, where he will likely play for most teams, and finished another season on the injured reserve.

So, getting anything, while shedding $6.9 million in salary is a great little get for Keim and the Cardinals at this time.

This also means that Andre Smith or Justin Pugh are going to be the starting right tackle for the 2018 Arizona Cardinals.

It also means the Cardinals are in the market for a tackle or guard, depending on where the Cardinals let Pugh play, in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Thanks for everything Jared and good luck in Denver.