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Mom: Jared Veldheer didn't get 'fair offer'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- So why didn’t left tackle Jared Veldheer stay with the Raiders?

Look no further than his mother’s twitter account for an answer.

In response to a fan’s declaration that they wanted Veldheer to remain in the Black and Silver, Mary Veldheer said her son, who agreed to a five-year contract reportedly worth $35 million with the Cardinals on Tuesday, didn’t get a reasonable deal from the Raiders.

With more than $64 million in cap space heading into Tuesday, the Raiders opted not to franchise Veldheer. That gave him the ability to negotiate with other teams, which turned into the deal with Arizona.

Rodger Saffold, who the Raiders signed Tuesday to replace Veldheer, agreed to a five-year deal worth $42.5 million.

Mary Veldheer also speculated that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wasn’t a fan of her son.