Monday, March 24, 2014
Vikings agree to terms with Vlad Ducasse
By Ben Goessling
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings added depth to their roster in the form of another free agent on Monday morning, agreeing to terms with former New York Jets guard Vlad Ducasse on a one-year deal, his agent Joe Linta said.
Ducasse started four games for the Jets last season, losing his job after struggling in pass protection at left guard early in the year, but he gives the Vikings another option at guard behind Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco. At 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds, he'll add some size to the Vikings' group of interior linemen, and has historically been more effective as a run-blocker than a pass-blocker.
The Vikings had just over $12 million in cap space left before signing Ducasse. With him, Jeff Baca and Joe Berger under contract, the Vikings should have plenty of interior line depth for next season.