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Ducasse Agrees to Contract, SNY Learns

The New York Jets and second-round draft pick Vladimir Ducasse have agreed to terms, according to SNY, who spoke to a league official.

Ducasse, the offensive lineman from Massachusetts, is the third of four Jets draft picks to be signed and will now be able to focus on competing for the open left guard slot. Veteran Alan Faneca was released by the Jets this offseason, meaning that Ducasse and second-year man Matt Slauson will be vying for the starting role.

"Now, you've just got to get ready, get in shape and get ready for camp," Ducasse told recently. "You can't lie around. That's not me, I'm always working. If you want something bad enough, you really have to work for it."

"Football is a 365-day sport. The main thing is just staying focused as a rookie now. You just have to stay focused and I don't think that's going to be a problem for me. There are a lot of veterans and good guys around here to help set a good example."

A native of Haiti, Ducasse was the 61st overall pick in the draft after finishing his Minutemen career with 35 consecutive starts and a berth on the FCS All-America first team.

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