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Slauson garners interest from Giants, others

Santonio Holmes, left, celebrates with Matt Slauson after

Santonio Holmes, left, celebrates with Matt Slauson after catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez during the second quarter. (Dec. 18, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

The Jets would like to re-sign free-agent left guard Matt Slauson, but, according to a source, he’s garnered attention from the Giants, Raiders and Cowboys.

Slauson entered camp as a starter on the offensive line, but he was forced to “compete” for his job with Vladimir Ducasse. Shortly after Slauson took a pay cut of $258,000, he was named the starting left guard. 

According to, the Jets’ OL performed better than every other NFL team except the Patriots (2nd) and 49ers (1st.). PFF ranked the unit seventh in pass-blocking, third in run-blocking and third and in penalties. However, Slauson was listed as the “dud” on the Jets’ O-line because his run blocking “(+2.5) left a lot to be desired.”


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