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Justin Tuck goes to Oakland after asking Giants for more

Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora AP

Justin Tuck kept giving the Giants chances, but they refused to throw more money at him.

So he’s headed across country.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Tuck gave the Giants a chance to sweeten their offer, and when they declined, he accepted a two-year, $11 million deal from the Raiders.

While it’s a bit of a face-saving move for the Raiders after last night’s embarrassing Rodger Saffold debacle, being so blatantly used as leverage, and then settled for, is kind of embarrassing in its own right.

Tuck should give them the pass-rush they lost when Lamarr Houston went to Chicago, as he’s more of a proven commodity.

The Giants, on the other hand, have proven they won’t blink.

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50 Responses to “Justin Tuck goes to Oakland after asking Giants for more”
  1. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 3:09 PM

    And so it begins. More news in on the way.

  2. youtubeingravenvids says: Mar 13, 2014 3:10 PM

    Didn’t see this coming. but wasn’t really lookin for it anyway.

  3. nyfootballgiants says: Mar 13, 2014 3:10 PM

    Tuck is a solid citizen, and a good person. For the sake of the Raiders, I hope you get the person that played the second half of last season – as opposed to the person we had for the 2 previous seasons.

    Wish him nothing but the best – but not sure he was worth the $.

  4. theclink12 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:11 PM

    Enjoy Oakland, Justin.

    This just assured that you’ll never be heard from again.

  5. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 3:11 PM

    So what are the Giants going to do for a defensive line this year?

  6. justintuckrule says: Mar 13, 2014 3:12 PM

    Man…..not sure if this means I have to change my handle.

  7. hanspard says: Mar 13, 2014 3:12 PM

    Lamarr Houston had 6 sacks last year and and old Justin Tuck had 11. I’m tellin’ ya, losing Veldheer hurt, but losing Houston won’t. WAY overrated. Two years at the most and the Bears will be complaining that he’s just a run stopper.

  8. lezbehonestppl says: Mar 13, 2014 3:14 PM

    No shock at all. Raiders had to spend that billion dollars of cap space some how. Mine as well blow it on a guy looking for dollar signs.

  9. thepftpoet says: Mar 13, 2014 3:15 PM

    The Oakland Raiders are the most dysfunctional franchise in all of sports.

    Next to the Packers of course.

  10. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 3:15 PM

    Hopefully the Raiders can get Hatcher, Smith and Woodley locked up today too.

  11. lawrencetayloristhebestever says: Mar 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    Good luck Tuck. Thanks for your contributions in helping Big Blue win two championships. Hoping the leadership isn’t missed in the short term.

  12. readysethike says: Mar 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    i sure hope he’s motivated again, he should be getting alot of playing time in Oakland. I don’t know how much his injuries really affected him on the Giants, but he seemed to be coasting it.

  13. chodetoranto says: Mar 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    Just when I thought this joke of a team couldn’t get any dummer, Bowl-cut goes out and does something like this…

    I mean seriously just the other day you let go of the only reliable back in Jennings and sign brittle bones mcgee to all that money for 1 year (= 6 games at best)

    Oh my at least I always get a good laugh

  14. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    Vic Tafur tweeted “One Down” are there more to come?!

  15. phillycannon says: Mar 13, 2014 3:17 PM

    finally out the nfc east….thank you

  16. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 3:18 PM

    Brandon Pettigrew us next!

  17. andreboy1 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:18 PM

    Never to be heard from again

    4 sacks next year

  18. ryanrockzzz says: Mar 13, 2014 3:21 PM

    What player would seriously want to play for a franchise that has awful facilities, an outdated stadium, and no talent to compete?

    They say get as much while you can in the NFL, but I would have went anywhere else but there if I cared about playing meaningful football.

  19. losntina69 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:21 PM

    Justin Tuck just lost the right to ever say that its not about the money lmao. Going to the career killer in Oakland is about the money.

  20. thatstinks says: Mar 13, 2014 3:24 PM

    He better his physical . I still bitter about Saffold . More beef please !

  21. realnflmaster says: Mar 13, 2014 3:24 PM

    And to think, Tampa had to pay 50 million for a guy with 3.5 sacks last year. Tuck had 12 and they got him for 11.

  22. raiderssf says: Mar 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    Ok I know most of you hate the Raiders, and that ok. But you got to admit, that facemask Tuck wears will look awesome with the Raider helmet and uniform.

  23. pantherpro says: Mar 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    Welcome to the dump known as Oaktown

  24. toddm1016 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    Yeah Gantt, Tuck is PFT’s 20th-rated free agent. Real embarrassing to have to settle for a player of that caliber. Keep being a sheep.

  25. wsnygiantfan says: Mar 13, 2014 3:26 PM

    I for one am sad to see the man go. Class act, and played hard mostly. Good luck to him, can’t deny the man the right to be paid as much as he feels he is worth.

    Tough to replace.

  26. raiderkaos says: Mar 13, 2014 3:28 PM

    I get the feeling that anything the raiders do haters are gonna hate. Solid move by ReMc.
    Now to sign Woodley, Hatcher, and a bunch of depth. Like Vance walker, pat sims, bj raji, usama young, Mike Jenkins, Charles woodson.

  27. schmitty2 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    The deal will be void by sundown when Mark and Reg discover Tuck had a hang nail last season.

  28. RexCanCoach says: Mar 13, 2014 3:31 PM

    How pathetic is it that by moving from the Giants to the Raiders – Tuck is upgrading to the better team!

  29. war27 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:33 PM

    The Raiders didn’t lose pass rush with Houston leaving.

  30. rastaraider says: Mar 13, 2014 3:33 PM

    Good sign … Keep it coming …

  31. thealmightybigblue says: Mar 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    I remember him tossing Rgme the turd all over fed ex field for 4 sacks on SNF last year.

  32. cbosa says: Mar 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    I can see the Giants signing Peppers now to replace Tuck.

  33. roadtrip3500 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    This is Reese, Coughlin, and Fewell saying they believe in what Damontre Moore can bring, compared to what Tuck can bring.

    Branch Rickey said “Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.” Same is true in free agency. Osi left last year because the Giants were budget-shrewd and he ended up a situational player in Atlanta. Tuck leaves for the same reason this year, and for his sake, hopefully fares better than Osi.

  34. keithdylan says: Mar 13, 2014 3:35 PM

    I bet many free agents make that call asking for a matching offer before picking up and moving to a new city. If he has a family and kids it makes even more sense. It’s only “settled for” because it’s the Raiders.

  35. pantherpro says: Mar 13, 2014 3:35 PM

    Welcome to stench bowl known as Coliseum!

  36. mykpfsu says: Mar 13, 2014 3:42 PM

    So the Giants were going to give Schofield (who has 11.5 sacks for his career) 8, but wouldn’t give Tuck (who has 11 sacks in the past 12 months) 11? Ok Reese, you sure showed him.

  37. El Pollo Loco says: Mar 13, 2014 3:45 PM

    sadly this is their best signing of the free agency period.

  38. ccjcsr says: Mar 13, 2014 3:49 PM

    Washed up and overrated!

  39. dtm1088 says: Mar 13, 2014 3:49 PM

    As a Giants fan, the two best games I ever saw this guy play happened to be Super Bowls. I’ll hate seeing him in another uniform, but for 11 million over 2 years, I’m glad the Giants did not try to up that offer.

  40. pologroundsvet says: Mar 13, 2014 3:55 PM

    Good luck, Justin. You gave us everything you had and then some. I just wish for you that if you had to leave Big Blue it was to go to a franchise with more current credibility than the Raiders. Stay healthy and make sure your check doesn’t bounce. That’s about as much as you can hope for from a once proud franchise gone sour.

  41. canemh says: Mar 13, 2014 3:58 PM

    Guy has been a great giant his career and a great nyc guy. All class

  42. encinitasraider says: Mar 13, 2014 3:59 PM

    How much did Ware get? How Many sacks did Ware Have? How Old is Ware?

    Welcome to Raider Nation Tuck. Haters going to Hate.. keep the Hate coming we love it!!!

  43. thraiderskin says: Mar 13, 2014 4:00 PM

    Woohoo… we will have somewhat of a pass rush!

  44. rahavort says: Mar 13, 2014 4:23 PM

    Guess those Subway commercials and endorsements weren’t enough for Mr. Tuck

  45. encinitasraider says: Mar 13, 2014 4:27 PM

    Hatcher and Wood coming next!!!

    D Line is = Monster…

    Lamar who?

  46. salviefresh says: Mar 13, 2014 4:31 PM

    FINALLY some good news!!

  47. babygaga19 says: Mar 13, 2014 4:37 PM

    The Big Bad Oakland Raiders………..Where Careers Go to Die! Good luck Tuck, hope you scored big bank!

  48. r8dernation says: Mar 13, 2014 5:22 PM

    I don’t see what is so embarrassing about Saffold. They brought him in, failed the physical, booted him out. No harm done. Now if you want to remember something embarrassing in free agency, look up Tampa Bay signs Alvin Harper.

  49. nflfolly says: Mar 13, 2014 6:58 PM

    Tuck will be horrible next year surrounded by the keystone cop defense in Oakland. They got lit up all year and compound that with the loss of houston and Porter. Why is Mckenzie still in Oakland?

  50. snakesmileyface says: Mar 13, 2014 11:08 PM

    SHOULD give the Raiders the pass rush that they lost when Lamarr Houston left? He had eleven sacks last year and Houston had six. I’d say he’s got that covered.

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