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Justin Tuck | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (74) / NYG

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Defensive end Justin Tuck has announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.
"It's been like a tug of war, and finally the rope broke," Tuck told FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo. "And where I fell was retirement." The longtime Giant spent the past two seasons in Oakland, notching only six sacks in 20 games as a torn pectoral cost him most of 2015. Tuck registered four 10-sack campaigns during his nine years with the Giants, and heads into retirement with 66.5 total quarterback takedowns. In addition to his two Super Bowl titles, Tuck was a first-team All-Pro in 2008. He was slated for free agency before hanging up his cleats. Feb 1 - 4:06 PM
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Raiders placed LE Justin Tuck on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

The 11-year veteran had started all five games this season, tallying one sack on 244 snaps. Now 32, Tuck has only six sacks in 20 games since leaving the Giants. He'll be replaced by Mario Edwards in the starting lineup. Tuck is headed back to free agency after signing a two-year, $11 million deal in March 2014. The Raiders seem to love his leadership, so there's a good chance he'll be back in Oakland.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 01:15:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders fear LE Justin Tuck suffered a torn pec in Week 5.

It's likely a season-ending injury. Tuck started every game (244 snaps) as Oakland's left end prior to going down. Mario Edwards will replace Tuck in base sets.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Raiders DE Justin Tuck (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Tuck was held out early in the week, but practiced on a limited basis Friday. He'll likely be a game-time decision. Signed to a two-year deal this offseason, Tuck has 26 tackles, two sacks, and an interception over eight games (five starts).
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Raiders signed DE Justin Tuck to a two-year, $11 million contract.

Tuck gave the Giants a chance to match the offer and they declined. It shows how far his stock has dropped. The league saw through his late-season contract-year push, as he compiled 9.5 sacks during the final six games of last season after recording a total of 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He'll turn 31 years old later this month and was clearly (and wisely) seeking to max out his earning potential. Tuck knows the Raiders have no shot to compete for rings anytime soon.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Free agents Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley are visiting the Raiders Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie let his best offensive lineman (Jared Veldheer) walk, overpaid for Rodger Saffold, let reliable Rashad Jennings walk, let his best defender Lamarr Houston walk and re-signed injury-prone Darren McFadden. So how will he spend the rest of his money? Perhaps on two aging, declining edge rushers in search of a payday. Tuck, who will turn 31 later this month, looked done prior to his 9.5-sack outburst over the final six games of last year. Woodley, 29, has missed 14 games over the last three seasons.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 07:47:00 AM

According to, free agent Justin Tuck is leaning toward re-signing with the Giants.

It's not necessarily because Tuck loves New York so much. It's because he's explored the market and has been disappointed with what he's found. Per PFT, one other team is willing to pony up $3 million per season -- a very low number considering the current defensive end market. Everson Griffen got a five-year, $42.5 million deal and Michael Bennett landed four years at $28.5 million.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 01:50:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects the Giants to re-sign free agent LE Justin Tuck.

Tuck's market has been ice cold since the season ended. He hasn't been linked to a single team outside of the Giants. The other 31 clubs appear to have taken notice that the soon-to-be 31-year-old notched just 10.5 sacks in the 37 games prior to his 9.5-sack outburst over the final six games last season.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:42:00 PM's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants made an offer to free agent DE Justin Tuck prior to the NFL's legal tampering window, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.

It is a bit surprising considering GM Jerry Reese's insistence Tuck would be allowed to reach free agency, but that looks to be the result regardless. Tuck recorded 11 sacks in 2013, but 9.5 of those sacks game in the final six games of the season. Tuck only recorded 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He is our No. 7 available free-agent defensive end.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Giants GM Jerry Reese confirmed free agent DE Justin Tuck will be allowed to test the free agent market.

"Justin is going to go to the market and see what's out there for him," Reese said. "Free agency means free agency. It means you go out and get as much as you can." Tuck recorded 11 sacks in 2013, but 9.5 of those sacks game in the final six games of the season. Tuck only recorded 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He is our No. 8 free agent defensive end.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 11:36:00 AM

The Giants will meet with the player rep for free agent DE Justin Tuck this week.

Nothing is imminent, especially with Tuck already saying he won't be handing out any hometown discounts. And the Giants -- along with other teams -- should be wary of the fact that Tuck didn't turn it on until the home stretch of his contract year. He had 9.5 sacks in the final six weeks and 10.5 sacks in the 37 games before that. Although Tuck's agent calls him "by far the most complete d-end in the class," we have him eighth behind Greg Hardy, Michael Johnson, Lamarr Houston, Michael Bennett, Arthur Jones, Everson Griffen and Jared Allen.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 09:36:00 AM

Free agent DE Justin Tuck has set up a meeting with the Giants in early February to discuss a potential deal.

Tuck is still fully expected to test the open market and has already made it clear he won't be giving the Giants a hometown discount. He posted 11 sacks and graded out as a top-six 4-3 end by Pro Football Focus in run defense this season. "There's a chance, but I'm preparing myself to get to free agency," Tuck said. "We'll see what happens."
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Free agent DE Justin Tuck guaranteed he will be testing the market in March.

The 30-year-old Tuck won't be giving the Giants any kind of hometown discount as he looks to maximize his money one last time. "I'm a pretty good football player," he said, "and I'm pretty sure there will be some interest in a pretty good football player." Suitors should be wary that Tuck really came on late in his contract year, posting 9.5 of his 11 sacks in the final six weeks. In his previous 37 games, he had just 10.5 sacks.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Impending free agent LE Justin Tuck said he won't be interested in giving the Giants a "hometown discount."

Tuck has turned back the clock this season as a 30-year-old, posting 11 sacks and grading out as a top-six 4-3 end at Pro Football Focus in run defense. He's aiming for one more big contract. We wouldn't expect it to come from the Giants. The G-Men need to get younger and already have a high cap number. Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, and Damontre Moore could handle end duties.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Sources tell the Star-Ledger that the Giants have not reached out to Justin Tuck about a contract extension.

No surprise. Despite his four-sack outburst in Week 13, the 30-year-old Tuck has been in rapid decline over the last couple of seasons. The Giants will almost certainly let him walk and roll with Jason Pierre-Paul/Damontre Moore at the end spot, freeing up money in the process. "Oh, I'm definitely not retiring. ... My body feels great. I definitely have a huge passion for the game, and we'll see where everything stacks up at the end of the year," Tuck said.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 09:30:00 AM

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