According to Seth Walder, the plan is for Valdimir to start at LG with the first team this Saturday as we take on the Giants:
This isn't massive surprise on the face of it, Peterman who has started at LG for the first two weeks of the pre-season has been working as the center for the second team this week. It is likely he will shift back to LG next week and start the season as the teams LG. However to get some game reps at his emergency position, he will play with the second team on Saturday. That opens up a spot for next in line. Brian Winters has missed significant time this camp with an injury, and has yet to see any action in pre-season. So it makes sense he will be brought on slowly, and will likely play at LG with the second team on Saturday.
This is a massive opportunity for Vlad who has been labelled a bust by some. In my opinion he was just completely over-drafted by the Jets, he was a 5th round prospect that the Jets took in the 2nd round. Had he gone where many expected, the pressure to perform would be almost non-existent. If you can get a good back-up in the 5th round, you are usually pretty pleased. I did notice a marked improvement in his play last week and he has always been able to push people off the line. The important part is consistency and footwork when it comes to pass protection.
Remember he will be lining up between two pro-bowlers in Brick and Mangold so this gives him the chance to really shine. So we will see Vlad get extensive action, Winters will play too and Geno is starting. This Saturday just got a lot more interesting.