Raiders Go With Rookie at Center

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    OT Jared Veldheer from HIllsdale selected by the Oakland Raiders 5th in the third round, number 69 overall during the 2010 NFL Draft.

    The Oakland Raiders already have a new quarterback this season. Now they have a new starting center, too.    

    Rookie Jared Veldheer spent nearly all of training camp practicing at left tackle but beat out incumbent Samson Satele after moving to center and will be in the starting lineup when the Raiders open the season at Tennessee on Sept. 12.    

    Veldheer, a third-round draft pick who played at Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan, is Oakland's fourth different opening day starting center in four years.