Before he gets to officially test the Free Agent market, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck was made an offer by his team this past week before the “tampering” period was able to get underway, according to a report from NJ.com.
An offer was made to Tuck prior to the opening of the “legal tampering” window on Saturday afternoon, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NJ.com. It is believed to have been made at some point in the past week, but no deal was struck between the two sides.
Tuck certainly made his case last season as still a top defensive player in the league at 31-years-old as he finished with 11 sacks, more or less making him the most valuable asset to an otherwise disappointing New York Giants team in 2013.
Age is definitely a factor for Tuck, still, no question about that. At this point in his career, he might want to play with a more comfortable contender in the league, which the Giants are not at the point. If he’s willing to take less money to make that move, then a return to the Giants would seem highly unlikely.