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Matt Veldman Injury: Jaguars TE To Be Placed On Injured Reserve

According to a report on Big Cat Country, Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Matt Veldman will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2012 NFL campaign before it started. Veldman was injured after entering Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter.

The former North Dakota State Bison player caught two passes in the game, but was tackled along the sideline after his second catch and had to be carted off the field. An MRI on Friday revealed that Veldman had torn his MCL, which will require surgery.

Head coach Mike Mularkey is exploring his options on how to fill the void left by Veldman's injury:

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters after practice the team will be looking for a tight end to sign due to the injuries to Veldman and Zach Miller. The team does not plan to play Marcedes Lewis very much in the preseason finale and the only other tight ends on the roster are Colin Cloherty and Zach Potter.

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