Defensive ends are one of the three high-profile positions in free agency this year along with cornerback and offensive tackle, but New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck has found the market to be relatively cool for him despite coming off an 11-sack season in 2013.
Earlier on Tuesday, we reported that the two-time Pro Bowler Tuck is leaning toward returning to the Giants and Pro Football Talk is reporting Tuck could sign with the team that drafted him out of Notre Dame with their third round pick in the 2005 draft for roughly $3 million dollars.
Tuck will be 31 when the season is played and that undoubtedly is causing some teams to be hesitant to offer him too much in the way of years or money in fear that his injury history could catch up to him in a hurry. That said, he did only miss one game in the last two years after missing four games in 2011.
The biggest question teams have Tuck could be if his 2013 season was a typical contract year performance after combining for nine sacks the previous two seasons.