John Conner




Jets new left guard Vladimir Ducasse (above).

The Jets signed 2010 2nd round pick, # 61 overall, LG Vladimir Ducasse of UMass to a 4 yr, $ 3.25 M contract, which includes a $1,000,000 signing bonus.

Ducasse, at 6’5, 330 lbs., should be an asset to the Jets line if he can make the jump from Division IAA to the NFL.  Right now, it would appear that Matt Slauson, who played for Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan at Nebraska and last year on the Jets, is the front runner to start at Left Guard.  But Ducasse, a tackle in college, could also be viewed by the Jets as a long term replacement for RT Damien Woody.

Ducasse played tackle in college.

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Ducasse becomes the first player selected in the 2nd round in 2010 to agree to terms with an NFL club.  The Jets also extended the contract of bookend Left Tackle, D’Brickashaw Ferguson yesterday.

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John Conner, fullback (above).

The New York Jets have signed Kentucky All-American fullback John Conner, who they selected with a 5th round choice in the 2010 draft, which they had acquired from Seattle in a trade for Leon Washington.

Conner signed a 4 year deal worth  $ 1.99 M, with $199,000 paid as an upfront bonus.  Conner is the 1st of the Jets 4 new draft picks to sign a contract with the team.

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