Justin Tuck surprised not to still be with New York Giants

Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck watches on against Indianapolis on August 18, 2013
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Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck reveals that he is taken aback that he won't be playing for the New York Giants next season after leaving the club in the off-season.

Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck has admitted that he remains surprised he is not still playing for the New York Giants.

Tom Coughlin's side allowed the 31-year-old to leave the club during free agency and Tuck signed a relatively low-cost deal with the Raiders, much to the bemusement of Giants supporters the defensive lineman has met.

He told the Newark Star-Ledger: "To answer your question, I am still surprised I'm not a New York Giant. The only thing weird is when you see Giants fans who have a tendency to tell you how stupid [the team] is.

"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."

Tuck recorded 63 tackles, 11 sacks and one interception for the Giants in the 2013 season.

Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck leaves the field after defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles on October 6, 2013
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