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Vet and rookie battle for guard spot

Matt Slauson has early lead on rookie Vladimir Ducasse to replace Alan Faneca

Updated: August 7, 2010, 2:05 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- When Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan wanted to show draft pick Vladimir Ducasse how to be a great left guard, he didn't have to go far to get the film. Callahan had tape of Alan Faneca, which he showed Ducasse to give him an idea of what the team needed in an offensive lineman.

"Alan's game consisted of being a great puller," Callahan said, "and he was phenomenal in space. You put him on a pull, you put him on a screen, he was exceptional. And he also had ...

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