Justin Tuck is one of the better defensive ends to play in the NFL in recent memory, but he finally decided to call it a career just over two months ago. It looks like the former Oakland Raider will retire with the team that he spent most of his career with.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported that Tuck will sign a one-day contract with the New York Giants to retire with them as he spent nine seasons with the team from 2005-2013. The official retirement announcement is scheduled to happen on Friday.
Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The… https://t.co/kFRSoahggm
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) May 4, 2016
The Giants selected Tuck in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft and he made almost an immediate impact for the team. He did not play much during his first two seasons, but he came a prevalent player in the 2007 season, the year they defeated the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
He recorded 10 sacks that season and went on to record a career-high 12 in 2008. He finished his carer with 60.5 total sacks before joining the Raiders in 2014, where he had a much-less productive time, only recording six sacks in two seasons.
No matter what, however, Justin Tuck will always be remembered as one of the better New York Giants of the 2000s.
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