When the New York Giants host the Washington Redskins on Sunday, veteran Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck knows it could be the last time he takes the field as a member of the Giants.
“I’ll be a little teary-eyed after I walk off the field, maybe,” Tuck told Dan Graziano of ESPN on Thursday. “I won’t say definitely, but maybe. It makes a better story if I say teary-eyed.”
Tuck has been a mainstay on the Giants’ defensive line since he was taken with the 74th overall pick in the third round of the 2005 draft out of Notre Dame. Tuck has played for two Super Bowl winning teams and has been one of the biggest reasons for the team’s success.
Over his career, he has 447 tackles, 58.5 sacks and 19 forced fumbles.
Although Tuck knows the Giants, who are 6-9 and need to rebuild, the 31-year old isn’t ruling out a return next season.
“It’s not, ‘Definitely I’m going to be here,’ and it’s not, ‘Definitely I’m not going to be here,'” Tuck said. “So I’m just focused on trying to win the game, and we’ll see what happens after that.”