Vikings agree to a one-year deal with offensive lineman Vlad Ducasse
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The Minnesota Vikings added more depth at the guard position on Monday when they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former New York Jets lineman Vlad Ducasse, 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson confirmed.
Ducasse, 26, started just five games for the Jets after they drafted him in the second round (61st overall) of the 2010 draft. Ducasse opened the 2013 season as the starting left guard, but lost the job after four games to rookie and third-round pick Brian Winters. Ducasse was flagged for six penalties in his four starts last season.
The Vikings will bring back their entire starting line after they re-signed guard Charlie Johnson to a two-year, $5 million deal this month. Adding Ducasse provides further depth as a swing man after the team also brought back rotational lineman Joe Berger and have second-year guard Jeff Baca on the roster. The Vikings also added guard Josh Samuda to a reserve/future contract in January.