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Vikings add former Jets guard to offensive line

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings offense Updated: March 24, 2014 - 4:26 PM

The Vikings have agreed to a contract with free agent guard Vlad Ducasse.

Ducasse's agent, Joe Linta, confirmed the one-year deal in an e-mail.

Ducasse played the past four seasons for the New York Jets, starting five times. The 6-5, 320 pounder was a second-round draft pick by the Jets in 2010 out of UMass-Amherst.

Ducasse, 26, was born in Haiti, but moved to the United States to play high school football in Connecticut when he was 15.

He started four games for the Jets last season before losing the job to rookie Brian Winters.

The Vikings’ starting guards last season were Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco. Johnson, the starter at left guard, was recently re-signed to a two-year deal. Fusco, the right guard, is entering the final year of his rookie four-year contract. Joe Berger and Jeff Baca are also back for the Vikings at guard.

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