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Report: Giants made recent offer to Tuck

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The NFL’s look-but-don’t-touch/touch-but-don’t-taste tampering period opened earlier today, making veteran Giants defensive end Justin Tuck free to negotiate-but-not-agree with other teams.

Per Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com, the Giants made a recent effort to renew Tuck’s contract.

Ranaan reports that it’s believed the offer was made this week.  On the surface, it suggests the Giants want to keep Tuck.  Without knowing the terms, however, it’s possible the Giants made a perfunctory offer to allow the team to say “we tried to keep him” after he signs with, say, the Eagles.

The soon-to-be-31-year-old performed well last year, despite the Giants’ struggles.  After a couple of disappointing seasons, Tuck rebounded with 11 sacks.

It’ll be interesting to see whether Tuck attracts a significant offer on the open market.  If the financial numbers aren’t there, he could be a candidate to do a short-term deal with a Super Bowl contender — if he’s willing to take less money in the hopes of expanding his collection of Super Bowl rings to three.

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15 Responses to “Report: Giants made recent offer to Tuck”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 8, 2014 1:34 PM

    Justin Tuck is old and washed up – like the rest of the Giants team.

    I’d hate to have my team in that situation.

    Except we’re the second youngest team in the NFL, with the most talent.

    #Skol

  2. ariani1985 says: Mar 8, 2014 1:41 PM

    Come to green bay, our defense is the laughing stock of the league!

  3. thealmightybigblue says: Mar 8, 2014 1:48 PM

    The New York Football giants will be back on top soon.Domination and the road to a 5th SB title is in the Near Future starting with free agency and the Draft.it better be good or else jerry Reese will be jobless next season.Go Giants.Also since when have the Vikings become relevant?

  4. thevikesarebest says: Mar 8, 2014 1:51 PM

    He can take a veterans minimum to sign with the Vikings and win another ring.SKOL

  5. cali49er707 says: Mar 8, 2014 2:00 PM

    Giants fans should be thankful for his services and cut ties. They won it all 3years ago but that roster had that “it” factor about them. Eli was on point with accuracy that year. Cruz was moving chains in a career year. Hicks was deep threaten while Bradshaw brought attitude and their defense had that chip on shoulder. Tuck is a leader and a respected vet but, not worth what he’s seeking.

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 8, 2014 2:48 PM

    He’ll be back in Giants blue, guaranteed. I don’t think teams will overpay for his services. I’m a huge Tuck fan, but I just think it’s a relatively deep draft for promising DE’s.

  7. greymares says: Mar 8, 2014 3:32 PM

    Don’t want him in Philly!!!!!

  8. rajbais says: Mar 8, 2014 3:52 PM

    He’s a 1-year contract player and he’ll be a sub package player (at best) after that.

  9. pologroundsvet says: Mar 8, 2014 3:54 PM

    This should be make it or break it for Jerry Reece. Just enough cap space; free agents out there that address the team’s needs; reasonably good draft position. There are no “no brainers” in any of the above three categorites but enough wiggle room for a top flight GM to fill his needs – or at least most of them. His creativity and judgment will sink or swin this year.

  10. billco6192013 says: Mar 8, 2014 6:28 PM

    WE TRADED FOR BEASON BECAUSE HERTZLICK WASNT CUTTING IT AS A STARTER THEN WE SIGN HIM INSTEAD OF BEASON.GOOD JOB REESE.HELL OF A SPLASH YOUR MAKING IN THE OFF SEASON BUDDY.MY GIANT ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.

  11. kev86 says: Mar 8, 2014 7:12 PM

    2x SB champ.

  12. billco6192013 says: Mar 8, 2014 7:21 PM

    TUCK IS A LEADER ON THE FIELD,SO IS ROLLE AND BEASON WAS A GUY WHO S PLAY ,INSPIRED OTHER PLAYERS.WE KNOW REESE IS GOT A HUGE EGO AND WHEN QUESTIONED HE ANSWERS YOU LIKE HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME.I HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE.IM A HUGE GIANT FAN AND LIVE IN SAN DIEGO AND THE CHARGERS GM HAD AN EGO PROBLEM.DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO AJ SMITH HE WAS SHOWN THE DOOR AFTER FIRING A COACH WHO WENT 14-2,LET BREES,SPROLES,LT,SHUAN PHILLIPS,RODNEY HARRISION,TURNER,VINCIENT JACKSON,AND ON AND ON.SOUNDS LIKE WHAT REESE IS DOING NOW.HE IS DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE. L

  13. mhohmann says: Mar 8, 2014 8:35 PM

    Why are you yelling at us?

  14. billco6192013 says: Mar 9, 2014 10:55 PM

    Sorry I get pissed when I see Reese letting our team go down the drain

  15. billco6192013 says: Mar 9, 2014 10:57 PM

    You will be yelling come wends too

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