John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants will reportedly meet with Justin Tuck’s agent this week. It’s hard to see the two sides not agreeing to continue their relationship, but in this day and age anything is possible…
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.
Keep in mind that Tuck is not only the team’s top DE at the moment he’s also the captain of the defense and a locker room staple. Losing Tuck over a few dollars doesn’t seem prudent to me but sentimentality has bitten this team in the posterior in the past. I think he comes back at decent price that everyone can live with