Vlad Ducasse is now the teams starting left guard, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN NY:
It took three years, but the former second-round pick has cracked the lineup at left guard. Ducasse, who appeared to be on his way to bust-dom, beat out veteran Stephen Peterman for the job. On Monday, the Jets released Peterman, all but confirming Ducasse’s promotion. He’s also listed with the starters on the team’s latest depth chart. This isn’t a season-long appointment; he will be pushed by third-round pick Brian Winters.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comDucasse hasn’t been error-free this preseason, but he’s done enough to warrant a little more faith in him than many have come to expect. As Cimini points out, Ducasse might not be the guy who ends the season at his spot, but Brian Winters has struggled through the preseason and while he’s promising he’s going to take some time.
I get that Ducasse’s job might not be safe all season, but Willie Colon’s health could also factor in to who plays where before the end of the season.