A quick perusal of the Vikings’ depth chart shows a notable soft spot between left tackle Matt Kalil and center John Sullivan.
This fact is not lost on the Vikings, hence their interest in former Jets offensive lineman Vlad Ducasse.
Adam Caplan reports that the Vikings will have Ducasse in for a look some time next week (the lack of urgency gives you an indication of Ducasse’s value on the market).
A second round pick in 2010, the disappointing Ducasse has become little more than a spare part in New York. He began 2013 as the starter but lost his job to rookie Brian Winters.
My guess is that the Vikings are looking for a dirt cheap veteran to compete with 2013 draft pick Jeff Baca at the left guard position. Other options for the veteran end of the story include Charlie Johnson, who became a free agent when his contract was voided and has thus far gotten zero action on the market.
Ducasse adds extra value as a backup tackle. So does Johnson, I guess, though he was terrible as a left tackle when we used him there.