Jared Veldheer, Connor McGovern key decisions in another line makeover

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At the moment, the Denver Broncos' ability to block better on offense hinges on two items.

First, that Jared Veldheer can leave his past two injury-shorted seasons behind cheap authentic nfl jerseys and be the steady, reliable presence at tackle he was for much of his first six seasons in the NFL; he played in 16 games in five of those years.

And second, Connor McGovern is ready to be a starter.

“We think we have some options," is how president of football operations/general manager John Elway has put it. "... We’re still working through some things, but we can get where we need to be."

The Broncos made a trade for Veldheer -- for a sixth-round pick -- late last week as a fairly shallow pool of tackles in free agency dried up quickly, led by Nate Solder’s $62 million deal with the New York Giants. While Veldheer has been a left tackle for 81 of his 91 career NFL starts, he can, and will almost certainly, play right tackle for the Broncos.

He has made nine career starts at right tackle and even one at center, but his arrival should help the Broncos settle what has been a difficult job for them to fill in recent seasons. Last March, the Broncos signed Menelik Watson, who had never played in more than 12 games in any of his NFL seasons, to be the right tackle.

The Broncos had hoped a plan to improve Watson’s flexibility in workouts would help him stay on the field, but he then missed nine games with a lower leg injury and put the Broncos on the hunt for a solution once again. Veldheer also could help left tackle Garett Bolles smooth out some cheap nfl jerseys from china of the roller coaster his rookie season was in 2017.

Bolles didn’t always rebound from mistakes and didn’t always take the advice some of his teammates tried to give him. Veldheer gives Bolles a veteran sounding board.

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