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Justin Tuck | Defensive Lineman

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Notre Dame
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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. Mar 13 - 3:03 PM

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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.
Mar 12 - 7:47 AM

According to ProFootballkTalk.com, 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.
Mar 11 - 1:50 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.
Mar 10 - 10:42 PM

NJ.com'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.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 8 - 1:46 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.
Feb 22 - 11:36 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.
Source: NJ.com
Feb 20 - 9:36 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."
Jan 31 - 5:35 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.
Jan 30 - 11:54 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

Justin Tuck posted four sacks in Sunday night's Week 13 win at Washington.

Tuck came into this game with a grand total of 6.5 sacks over his previous 27 games. So for one night, the 30-year-old pass rusher got the critics off his back. However, it doesn't mean he'll be back with the Giants next season as his contract expires. They're better off rolling with Jason Pierre-Paul and Damontre Moore off the edge.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Giants LE Justin Tuck has been taking snaps as a rush linebacker in camp.

"We’re toying around with a lot of things, and that’s one of them," Tuck said. "I’m always open for new things, any time you get an opportunity to showcase your versatility." Tuck has taken the occasional snap as a rush 'backer in his eight-year career, but they've been few and far between. We'd guess that remains the case in 2013.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Justin Tuck admitted that his off-field commitments have drained him over the last couple seasons.

Tuck has been pushing Spicy Italian sandwiches for Subway and doing a ton of appearances around New York. Over the last two years, he's totaled just nine sacks. Now Tuck is in a contract year, Osi Umenyiora is gone and Jason Pierre-Paul's Week 1 status is in doubt thanks to back surgery. "So, my focus is football," he said. "Family and football. That's it. You won't see me out as much as I have been in previous years. I have kind of dedicated myself to doing a lot of that this offseason so when football comes in, that is where I am at." Tuck is a bounce-back flier in IDP formats.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Giants GM Jerry Reese believes Justin Tuck has been underperforming and hopes Tuck can "get back to his old form."

"Obviously he didn't play as well as we think he can play," said Reese about Tuck. After posting 11.5 sacks in 2010, Tuck has just nine combined sacks in his last two injury-riddled seasons. Tuck is entering the final year of his contract and is slated to earn $4.5 million. The Giants are expected to let him play out the deal and reevaluate from there. Once an elite IDP option, his performance over the last two seasons makes it's tough to trust Tuck as a regular fantasy starter.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 10:26:00 AM

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