Veteran defensive end Justin Tuck, who announced earlier this month that he will retire after 11 NFL seasons, will sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Giants, he told the team’s website.
“One question we didn’t get asked that I’ve seen a lot of Giants fans Tweet me is ‘Am I going to do a one-day contract with the Giants?’” Tuck said, according to the New York Daily News. “The answer to that is ‘Yes.’ We can’t do it yet because the league (year) doesn’t open until the second week of March. So for all the Giants fans out there asking me ‘Am I going to retire a Giant?’ Absolutely I am.”
Tuck, who turns 33 in March, was selected by the Giants in the third round of the 2005 draft and spent his first nine pro seasons with the team. He played the last two seasons with the Raiders, but suffered a season-ending torn pectoral in Week 5.
Tuck recorded 66.5 sacks in 147 games, including four double-digit sack seasons.
- Dan Gartland