Giants defensive end Justin Tuck believes he wants to return to the Giants, the only team with which he has ever played, according to Dan Martin of the New York Post. Tuck, who previously stated his intentions to assess his value in free agency, said while he wants to return, certainty is impossible. “I honestly think the Giants are going to do everything in their power to make it work,” he said. “They want me to be back. I think I want to be back.”
Tuck’s familiarity with Giants as an organization seems to be important to him, as he noted, “I’ve only been here, with one team.” He continued: “The Giants are a great organization, but everyone understands it’s a business. We’ll do our due diligence — on both sides — and see what happens.”
Tuck, 31, enjoyed his best season in years, and one that was injury-free, a recent rarity for him. He accrued 13 sacks, and was graded as the seventh-best 4-3 defensive end by Pro Football Focus (subscription required). The Giants should have ample amounts of cap space with which to work, so re-signing Tuck from should not be a problem from a financial point of view.