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The Arizona Cardinals hope to have finally found their left tackle.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported that $17 million of Veldheer's contract is guaranteed, and that he'll get a $6.25 million signing bonus.

Our own Doug Franz reported some additional figures on Veldheer's contract via Twitter Wednesday morning.

The free agency period officially began at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. Before 1:30 p.m., Veldheer had already sent out tweets thanking Raiders coaches and fans, and he changed his Twitter avatar to the Cardinals logo.

Veldheer, 26, played four seasons with the Raiders, and was a starter for most of them. A third-round pick out of Hillsdale, the 6-foot-8, 321-pound tackle played in five games last season due to a torn triceps tendon suffered in the preseason.

According to, though, Veldheer was "knocking on the door of the top-tier guys" prior to the injury. He is their fourth-highest rated free agent -- third-highest rated free agent tackle, coming in behind Eugene Monroe and Branden Albert.

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