Justin Tuck is an Oakland Raider.
Tuck has signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Raiders (Schefter, March 13).
Tuck has played every year with the Giants after they drafted him in the third round of the 2005 draft. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010, and won two Super Bowls with New York.
He has 60.5 sacks in his career, with two interceptions and 20 forced fumbles.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Did not believe it would come to this, but as they say, money talks. The Giants’ offer was probably much lower, making the decision an easier one for Tuck.
Ralph Vacchiano tweeted that Tuck did afford the Giants an opportunity to match the Raiders’ offer.
The Giants will need to replace their oft-injured captain at DE, even though he only had one solid half-season over the past three years. Currently, the team will go with JPP, Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore in the rotation with possible spells from Cullen Jenkins.
As I wrote this morning, there may be more inexpensive options on the free agent market, in that “second wave” such as former Bronco Robert Ayers.