Revisiting DE Justin Tuck's Greatest Moments with the New York Giants

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Revisiting DE Justin Tuck's Greatest Moments with the New York Giants
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DE Justin Tuck says his goodbyes to New Yorkers.

A foundation of Super Bowl champions will be yet another man short in 2014, as the New York Giants have lost their most iconic defensive player to the unforgiving open market.

To be more specific, longtime Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to the terms of a two-year, $11 million deal, as reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Tuck was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he has since spent the last nine seasons in New York. He won two Super Bowls and was twice named a Pro Bowler during his tenure as a Giant.

The cutthroat business side of the NFL is likely what sent Tuck to the West Coast, away from the only professional football franchise he has ever known. As he now approaches 31 years of age, no one can fault Tuck's decision to cash in on whatever football he's got left inside of him.

Still, as former teammate Osi Umenyiora said last month, Tuck is New York football. And that's exactly why I argued against his departure in the weeks leading up to free agency.

But money talks and players walk—Tuck is now a Raider.

On Facebook, Tuck acknowledged the organization and the fan base he now leaves behind, thanking them for a decade's worth of support and loyalty.

To return the favor, I'll highlight Tuck's greatest moments as a Giant in this slideshow.

Enjoy.

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