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Eager Jets guard Slauson will be 'limited' in mini-camp

12:43 PM, June 11, 2012 ι By BRIAN COSTELLO

Jets guard Matt Slauson is anxious to participate fully in mini-camp this week, but it sounds like the team will take a cautious approach and limit his activity.

Slauson, who had surgery on his left shoulder in January, said last week the trainers told him he would be reevaluated this week to see if he could be a full participant in mini-camp, which begins tomorrow. But Jets coach Rex Ryan said last week that Slauson and linebacker Bryan Thomas (Achilles surgery) would be held back.

“I expect them to be able to do some things,” Ryan said. “They’ll probably still be limited. Both of them are coming off of surgeries. They’re both itching to go. We probably won’t use them a whole lot. They will be limited.”

During organized team activities, Slauson has been held out of team sessions. He has gone through offensive line drills and said he’s hit sleds and heavy bags.

“I feel great,” Slauson said. “I’m just waiting to get the nod. I've been feeling really good. I've been doing really well with my weights and everything and they've been having to pull me back.”

Slauson has started at left guard for the last two years. He played last season with a torn labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder and a torn left biceps. Despite that, he did not miss a game.

Slauson was in a significant amount of pain for most of the 2011 season and that impacted his strength.

“I'm already lifting more than I was at any point last year,” he said. “I don't have any pain at all. They're just making sure it's been enough time that I won't hurt it again.”

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Did you bother to read the post ? Having Surgery is a little different than showing up out of shape dont you think ? Your carrying this just a bit to far with the sarcasm

It's a joke dude. Quit yer bellyaching...

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Don't kid yourself Slats, Vlad will never be as good on the oline at any position as Slauson is.

We'll see. I like Slauson, but he's not the athlete that Vlad is. Now than Matt's hurt, his rabbi is gone, and everyone's on a level playing field learning the new offense, I could definitely see him losing his job.

That said, I posted those four words just to stir the pot. :)

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We'll see. I like Slauson, but he's not the athlete that Vlad is. Now than Matt's hurt, his rabbi is gone, and everyone's on a level playing field learning the new offense, I could definitely see him losing his job.

That said, I posted those four words just to stir the pot. :)

Peyton isn't the athlete Tebow is either, does that make him a better QB? lol, hey I hope Vlad does turn his career around it can only make our team better. I doubt it though he is even worse than Hunter from what I remember. I seriously doubt Slauson got the nod only for his connections at Nebraska with Callahan. Thats too iffy for me to buy into. I saw Slauson play every snap for 2 years, and we could do much worse in a 25 year old LG.

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I have no problems with Slausson. I am actually blown away that he played every game with the condition of his arm and shoulder. that is incredible by itself. add that to the fact that he wasnt singled out as the worst on our line and it speaks volumes for his toughness and skill(as well as hunters badness, bad being bad not bad being good).

Now to Vlad. Having him starting at guard would be 1 step closer to my cream dream of us having five 300+ lb monsters to maul our way to the goal line. plug him and RG IV sr. jr. and that is more meat coming at you than tOm shanes salad shooter at a new year's celebration.

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Slauson and Hunter are both average (or below average) players. The difference is that Slauson plays between 2 pro bowlers and Hunter plays next to 1 pro bowler and air.

That's probably a pretty fair assessment, but the truth is that last season Slauson played better than everyone on that line not named Mangold despite his injuries, including the pro bowler to his left (who had far and away his worst season since his rookie year). Now there's a whole list of reasons why you could say that was, and as such it wouldn't be particularly shocking to see at least some those other guys step up their play above his this year, but it's still true.

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the truth is that last season Slauson played better than everyone on that line not named Mangold despite his injuries, including the pro bowler to his left (who had far and away his worst season since his rookie year).

I don't believe that's accurate. Look at Slauson's play during the 3 week period Mangold was replaced by Colin Baxter for a true sense of his quality.

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Slauson was drafted as a project and has improved each year.

Vlad was also seen as a talented but raw Oline project.

Vlad seems to have gotten worse with time instead of showing incremental improvement like Slauson.

I dont know when his contract is up but this might be his make or break year.

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Vlad seems to have gotten worse with time instead of showing incremental improvement like Slauson.

I dont know when his contract is up but this might be his make or break year.

Slauson's contract is up after this year. Vlad is up after 2013. Fwiw Vlad did get incrementally better between 2010 and 2009. He was the 6th OL last year. I don't know if Slauson has ever gotten better. He pretty much is what he is.

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