Defensive end Justin Tuck to accept two-year offer from Raiders

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Defensive end Justin Tuck is expected to accept a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders after receiving a lesser offer from the New York Giants.

Tuck was hoping to remain with the Giants but the latter’s offer fell far below Oakland offered. Oakland had a need for a pass-rusher after Lamarr Houston agreed to sign with the Chicago Bears.

Tuck ranks sixth with the Giants and 99th in NFL history with 60.5 sacks. He had 11 sacks in 2013 after two injury-plagued years in which he totaled only nine. Last season was his fourth with 10 or more sacks.

Tuck also won Super Bowl rings as a member of the Giants following the 2007 and 2011 seasons.

In addition to his pass-rushing numbers, Tuck also has a reputation as a strong run defender and has often moved inside to play defensive tackle in the “NASCAR” package the Giants use when they want to load up on pass-rushers on obvious passing downs.

Tuck will turn 31 on March 29. He was a defensive captain the past several seasons.

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