Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Jets tackle Vladimir Ducasse (62) stretches prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Will Sign Guard Vlad Ducasse


More offensive line depth on the way for the Vikings? It certainly looks that way.

Kristian Dyer of Comcast Sports Net reports that the Vikings are “likely” to sign former Jets guard Vlad Ducasse.

The Bengals also had interest in Ducasse, Dyer reports.

The Vikings already brought back Charlie Johnson on a two year deal, but it looks like Charlie will have to legitimately win the starting guard job.

2013 draft pick Jeff Baca is also potentially in the mix. The Vikings have reportedly taken a good look at North Dakota State offensive lineman Billy Turner as well.

Guard has been a position of concern all offseason for Minnesota. Before bringing in Johnson and now apparently Ducasse, they also looked at Daryn Colledge and Travelle Wharton.

A native of Haiti, Ducasse was taken by the Jets in the second round of the 2010 draft out of UMass.

The 26-year-old Ducasse started 34 games over his four years in New York, losing his starting job in 2013 to rookie Brian Winters.

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  • jim

    Need another player on defense.. chris clemons and then pick linebacker mack in draft or cornerback griffen. Defense shaping up big time!

  • David Mallow

    We needed this signing above any other at this point.. everything has been defense, and dont get me wrong I love almost every signing they have made, but the offensive line could use some depth and especially at the G position… this guy was supposed to be a great player coming out of college, and maybe we can get his full potential out of him.. bottom line, we need depth for competition…cheap, non guaranteed contract for a chance to make an impact… fine by me

  • jim

    Understand the depth for the oline, but defense still needs attention on the lb and cb on 1 side, maybe help for harrison. I agree for clemons cuz of speed and tackling skills. Shore up rest in draft.

  • Wayne Davis

    This is another great move because it helps the Vikes not get boxed in on draft day …with each of there FA signings it gets us closer to being able to take best player avail which usually is best way to draft …if you can do that and fill a need even better