Charles Woodson isn’t the only veteran member of the Raiders defense who has decided to call it a career.
Defensive end Justin Tuck announced Monday that he will be retiring from the NFL. Tuck spent the last two years in Oakland after playing for the Giants from 2005 to 2013.
“After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football,” Tuck wrote on Facebook. “I’ve had 11 great years and honestly I leave with very few regrets.”
Tuck’s 2015 season ended after five games, 14 tackles and a sack because of a torn pectoral muscle. He’ll be best remembered for his nine years with the Giants, which saw Tuck reach double digits in sacks four times and play a leading role on a pair of Super Bowl champions driven by a relentless pass rush.
Tuck told Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports that he feels physically able to continue playing but that the injury played a role in his decision and that he’s now “looking forward to being able to do something else.”