Now that Vladimir Ducasse has a four-year deal worth $3.25 million, don’t expect any significant changes in the spending habits of the New York Jets’ second-round draft choice.
“I don’t need anything special,” the former Stamford High School star said in his typical understated manner.
Ducasse is about to enter his first training camp working at guard instead of tackle, the position he played at the University of Massachusetts, and with an opportunity to earn the starting job vacated when the Jets cut Alan Faneca.
“It’s not a big deal where you play on the offensive line,” Ducasse said. “Your job is still to protect the quarterback and create a way for the running backs. It doesn’t matter where you are on the line. Your job is always the same.”
I’ll have much more on Ducasse in a feature in Sunday’s edition of The Advocate.
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