Yet another member of the Oakland Raiders' defensive unit has decided to retire from the NFL.
Only one day after Charles Woodson lsuited up in his final NFL appearance, Raiders' veteran defensive end Justin Tuck announced Monday that he will be retiring as well.
“After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football,” Tuck wrote on Facebook. “I’ve had 11 great years and honestly I leave with very few regrets.”
Tuck spent his final two years in Oakland after playing for the New York Giants from 2005 to 2013. He was a key member of a Giants' pass rush that won two Super Bowl championships. He recorded double digit sacks in four of his 11 years in the NFL.
Tuck's 2015 season ended five games in because of a torn pectoral muscle. Tuck told Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports that he feels physically able to continue playing but that the injury played a role in his decision and that he’s now “looking forward to being able to do something else.”
Good luck to him in his life after football.