PRO:Rookie tight end who missed his first NFL season due to injury.
2012:Spent his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was placed on Reserve/Injured for the duration of the regular season after suffering a torn MCL in Week 3 of preseason.
COLLEGE:Four-year letterman at North Dakota State where he was named team captain as a senior for the Bison. Career totals include 49 receptions, 584 yards and seven touchdowns.
2011:Tallied 26 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. Named Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Calvin Johnson said he’s getting better and the decision to play on Sunday will be both his and the coaches
Last year the Jaguars had all but decided Veldman would be their third tight end before he tore his ACL in the third preseason game and was placed on injured reserve
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell talks about preparing for quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Cornelius Lucas starting for LaAdrian Waddle, helping the team learn how to win and more.