Raji Off To Promising Start

There’s no denying B.J. Raji has been very good so far this season. There’s also no denying that Matt Slauson, Will Montgomery and Vladimir Ducasse of the Bears and Justin Britt, Drew Nowak and J.R. Sweezy of the Seahawks are among the worst trios of starting interior offensive linemen in the NFL. And while that shouldn’t diminish what Green Bay’s veteran nose tackle has...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Chicago Bears who need to step up their game against Arizona

On Sunday the Chicago Bears will host the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field. Right now Las Vegas is projecting a that the Cards win by less than a field goal. If the Bears want to prove the oddsmakers wrong there are several players who struggled against Green Bay that will have to step up their game. Here are the top three… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most exciting players...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Long gets first career start at right tackle vs. Packers

The Chicago Bears had a fluid offensive line situation coming into Week 1, and on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers they went with Kyle Long over Charles Leno Jr. as the starting right tackle. As a result, Vladimir Ducasse came off the bench to start at right guard. This is a totally new venture for Long, as Kevin Fishbain of ChicagoFootball.com points out. Long, 26, is in his...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears list Leno as starting RT on unofficial Week 1 depth chart

After the Chicago Bears released Jordan Mills, who started 29 games over the last two seasons, many expected Kyle Long to bump over from his guard position and take over the starting right tackle position. However, on the team's unofficial Week 1 depth chart, Chicago lists Charles Leno Jr. as the starting right tackle. View the entire depth chart below, courtesy of a Tweet by Kevin...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking The Chicago Bears Free Agent Haul So Far

It isn’t over yet but GM Ryan Pace has done a lot in NFL free agency thus far.  Perhaps more than anybody expected and all without spending a huge amount of cash.  By the look of things the 37-year old has opted for a quantitative approach.  That is to say he’s seeking out bargains, signing them to short-term deals and having them use the 2015 season as an audition for a bigger...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Still On The Chicago Bears Radar

Based on the best possible estimates, there is enough money left in the coffers for the Chicago Bears to make one more significant move in NFL free agency.  What they’ve accomplished to this point already would be considered enough. Antrel Rolle (SS) Eddie Royal (WR) Pernell McPhee (OLB) Ray McDonald (DE) Jarvis Jenkins (DE) Alan Ball (CB) Mason Foster (ILB) Vladimir DuCasse...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears agree to 1-year deal with Vladimir Ducasse

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Veteran guard Vladimir Ducasse has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Ducasse has made 11 starts and played in 63 games over five seasons with the New York Jets (2010-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014). A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ducasse played at UMass before getting drafted by the Jets in the second round...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fate of the Vikings Current Free Agents

The Vikings don’t exactly have a loaded class of free agents for 2015, in fact, it’s a mildly gross group of guys. BUT, that doesn’t mean some of them won’t be coming back. Below is a quick breakdown of each free agent and our prediction if they will return in purple in 2015 or if their services will be taken elsewhere. Christian Ponder, Quarterback Years with the Vikings...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan probable for Bucs game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career. He says he took a knee to the helmet, but thought he felt good enough...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings center John Sullivan passes concussion tests

  Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered a knee injury on...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan returns from concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings' Sullivan going through concussion protocol, Ducasse returns

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer was back at work following a Tuesday procedure for kidney stones and several of the Minnesota Vikings were getting back to work on Wednesday, as well. Center John Sullivan is still in the testing phase to be cleared for a concussion, but Minnesota had right guard Vladimir Ducasse back at practice on Wednesday after Ducasse and Sullivan left...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings-Buccaneers Preview

The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become all too accustomed to last place in recent years. That doesn't appear likely to change this season. Minnesota looks to snap a three-game skid Sunday while Tampa Bay tries to avoid opening 0-4 at home. The Vikings (2-5) sit in last place in the NFC North while the Buccaneers (1-5) occupy the South's cellar. Minnesota is looking...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What went wrong against the Packers

The roller coaster ride that is the Minnesota Vikings’ season has continued following an absolute embarrassment of a performance against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night football.  The Vikings lost 42-10, with their only points coming in fourth quarter garbage time. The Vikings were outplayed in every facet of the game, including being physical, running the football, and...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings draft preview: interior offensive line

  FOX Sports North's Brian Hall provides complete coverage of the Vikings and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. Today is the fifth day of his Vikings draft previews. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: OFFENSIVE GUARDS/CENTERS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 5 On the roster Minnesota returns the middle of its offensive line and is relying on continuity, but...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign OL Vladimir Ducasse

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse (doo-CASS) to a one-year deal.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings agree to terms with free-agent OL Vladimir Ducasse

Vladimir Ducasse and the Minnesota Vikings liked what they saw in each other. Ducasse, the former New York Jets offensive lineman, visited Minnesota last week but left without a deal in place as he weighed his potential options. The Vikings agreed to terms with Ducasse on a one-year contract Monday, a source confirmed to FOXSportsNorth.com. Ducasse, 26, had also visited the Cincinnati...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Vladimir Ducasse

Career Stats: 4 Years in league | 5 Games Started The Vikings were sure to look for depth at guard in the offseason and they have officially added it. Vladimir Ducasse has been signed to a 1 year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Ducasse was a big name coming out of UMass in the 2010 NFL Draft and was chosen by the Jets in round 2. From what we have seen from the interior offensive...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 centers and guards in the 2014 NFL Draft

Nick Mangold will be the first and last person to tell you the New York Jets don’t need any help at center, and he’d be right. But that doesn’t mean Gang Green couldn’t use some help at guard. Vladimir Ducasse will finally be out of town next year (pause for a round of applause), and that leaves Brian Winters alone as an uncontested starting guard. And that’s a problem...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 free-agent offensive lineman for the New York Jets

When you look at the Jets offense, it’s easy to find flaws across the board. The offensive line is not an exception to that. While there is stability on the Jets’ line found in guys like Nick Mangold or D’Brickashaw Ferguson, there are also serious question marks. Will the Jets re-sign Austin Howard? Will Vladimir Ducasse still be in the NFL next season? Can Brian Winters possibly...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Free Agency: Top 10 Offensive Linemen

One of the great things about this offseason, free agency and the upcoming draft is the overwhelming depth on the offensive line.While the tackle spot seems to be the leading position teams will look to for starters and depth, centers and guards will also get a good, long look.These 10 players will be the ones teams will jump at once free agency begins in about a month. Branden...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest disappointments of the Jets’ 2013 season

It may not be the offseason for some teams, but the NFL season is surely over for the New York Jets. That means we’ll be running out a series of reflective articles here at cover32, peering back on some of the best and worse moments of the Jets’ 2013 season. Today, we look at the biggest disappointments of 2013. Defense Vladimir Ducasse You can bet Ducasse won’t be wearing...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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