Tuck could end up back in New York

AP

The most complete defensive end in the free-agent class (according to his agent) may be completing his career in New York, after all. Or at least continuing it.

Per a league source, Tuck’s exploration of the market currently is causing him to lean toward remaining with the Giants.

One team, we’re told, was willing to pay Tuck $3 million per year.  For that amount elsewhere, Tuck is inclined to stay in New York.

The question becomes whether anyone else would pay Tuck more.  Sure, he turns 31 this month.  But he had 11.0 sacks last season.  With the market nudging toward $9 million per year, it’s hard to imaging Tuck not getting more than a third of that.

20 responses to “Tuck could end up back in New York

  1. I love Tuck, he is a solid person in the community. However, with the exception of the end of last season – we could have sent out a search team for him for the previous 2 seasons.

    Is he the person we saw at the end of last season, or the person the 2 years prior?

  2. I actually thought he was a good fall back plan…and not much, if any drop off from Bennett (except for age) if Seattle lost Bennett to someone else. He is a big DE like Bennett and can slide inside.

    Seattle should still sign him on a two year 5 or 6 mil per year contract and let Clemons go (sadly though, I loved watching Clemons play).

  3. Obviously I’m not privy to what happens in the Giants locker room. But his ho-hum attitude appears to be indicative if what’s wrong with our defense and team as a whole. I think letting him go is addition by subtraction. Let Beason and Rolle be the leaders.

    Tuck just doesn’t seem like a leader. Which is OK, some guys aren’t by nature. But he is an assumed leader. That’s why he has to go. He might be better served to be on a team where he can just show up day in and day out and do him.

    Seems like an awesome dude. I wish him luck.

  4. Not much if any drop off from Bennett??!! Hahahaha. I am a big Giants fan and Tuck fan for that matter, but except for 2 games vs. Skins, he has been MIA for last 2 years. The teams that watch the film and don’t just look at sack totals know this, which explains the lack of offers.

  5. Tuck is done, he had one year in three, and even that came aganist the skins!
    Reese likes this guy, and if he resigns him, might be looking for a new job after 2014!
    CT GIANT

  6. So of the “experienced” over 30 years old 4-3 DEs on the free agent market (or soon to be released), how would you rank them? Peppers, Allen, Tuck, Will Smith
    I would rank them this way:
    1. Allen
    2. Peppers
    3. Tuck
    4. Will Smith

    Allen to me gets the nod, because his game has been hustle and fight his entire career, so any dropoff in athleticism is not as dramatic. But that’s a close group in my opinion. Smith might be the furthest behind, because he has never been a huge sack guy. Anyone I am forgetting on the list?

  7. I’ve enjoyed watching Tuck over the years, but he’s not that good anymore. He’s been injured now for almost 3 years!!! I can remember him just stopping in the middle of plays and wondering why he hadn’t shut it down. The bottom line is there aren’t many teams that will even talk to him let alone sign him, the faster he realizes that, the better off he will be. Stay here in NY. You’ve made plenty of money, 2 SB rings, and a comfort zone. I’m not sure who has told him there’s a large list of teams waiting, but they must be on dope.

  8. As a Giants fan hopes he stays will the Giants. Fan favorite and a class act unlike Hakeem Nicks. Need his veteran leadership to mentor the younger players.

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