Now with the Oakland Raiders, veteran defensive end Justin Tuck is still surprised he's no longer with the New York Giant.s
He signed a two-year, $11 million contract in March with the Raiders. The Giants declined to match.
"The only thing weird is when you see Giants fans who have a tendency to tell you how stupid (the team) is," Tuck told The Newark Star-Ledger. "Those are their words, not mine. But yeah, it was weird. You spend nine years in one place. You have a lot of success there and a lot of great friends. So yeah, it's going to be weird but I understand the business side of things and you need to move forward."
It caught Tuck off guard to leave the Giants.
"To answer your question, I am still surprised I'm not a New York Giant," Tuck said.
Tuck said he has no hard feelings.
"I did everything I was supposed to do, the right way," Tuck said. "It wasn't meant to be. You don't hold any grudges, you're not mad at anyone. Hey, God has put you in a new place. It's kind of a breath of fresh air to start somewhere new. You reminisce the good times and the bad ones you learned from and you try and take that into the next chapter."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun