Posted August 08, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Justin Tuck
TEAMS: New York Giants
On the eve of the New York Giants preseason opener, defensive end Justin Tuck is eager to return to the field, but his health is still a major question mark.

Giants “toying” with Justin Tuck at linebacker

  According to Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck was seen lining up at linebacker at times during practice. As a defensive end, he is most commonly seen with his hand in the grass, a typical three-point stance. But during that practice, he was lining up as a roaming, stand-up rush end. In the past two seasons, Tuck has played a handful of snaps...

Giants defensive end Tuck out with sore back

The New York Giants suddenly have added concern at defensive end. With Jason Pierre-Paul still recovering from back surgery in early June, the Giants practiced Wednesday with fellow defensive end Justin Tuck sidelined by an undisclosed back problem. Coach Tom Coughlin did not say exactly what was wrong, adding the team will wait and see if Tuck plays in its preseason opener at...

Giants Experimenting With Justin Tuck At LB

Justin Tuck, like Osi Umenyiora, is getting some time playing a stand up outside linebacker position. Tuck told reporters it’s something the team is “toying around” with in hopes of increasing their versatility on defense.  Tuck ‘thinks it’s weird standing up,” but is embracing the idea. “It is weird,” Tuck said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. “It...

Tuck misses practice, Pugh still out with a concussion

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck sat out Wednesdays practice with tightness in his back. Coughlin said Justin Tuck wasn't at practice today because he has a tight back. #nyg — Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 7, 2013 Offensive lineman Justin Pugh was also still out due to concussion he suffered last week.  He’s not expected back until after this coming weekend...

Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks may miss Saturday's game

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Justin Tuck & New York Giants Toying Around with Position Change

Much like his former teammate Osi Umenyiora (now with the Falcons), Justin Tuck is getting some playing time standing up as an outside linebacker. Tuck said that the team is just “toying around” with this in hopes of increasing the team’s versatility on defense.  Mathias Kiwanuka, now back at defensive end spent years going back and forth between defensive end and linebacker...

Chris Canty, Justin Tuck have medical clearances to wear custom face masks

  We mentioned earlier that the NFL has banned custom face masks. According to,  Chris Canty of the Ravens and Justin Tuck of the Giants have been granted medical clearances to wear special masks. Per NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, the former Giants teammates (Canty now plays for the Ravens) applied for and received medical clearance to wear face masks that depart...

Robert Mathis’, Justin Tuck’s Unconventional Face Masks Now Prohibited Under NFL Rules

ANDERSON, Ind. – The NFL won’t allow Colts defensive end Robert Mathis to use his face mask on game days. League spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the NFL determined it was a prohibited non-standard face mask. At training camp, Mathis has been wearing a cagey-looking white face mask that covers up just about everything except his eyes. Several...

Giants’ Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks uncertain for preseason opener

While New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck said his back ailment felt better today, he sat out from practice for the second day in a row due to the injury. As such, head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters – including Michael Eisen of – that he’s not sure if Tuck or wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (groin) will suit up for tomorrow’s preseason opener. “Today...

Nicks, Tuck won’t play against the Steelers

The New York Giants announced that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Justin Tuck won’t be playing in tonight’s preseason game against the Steelers. Below is the complete list of players that won’t be dressing. OL - James Brewer (concussion) WR - Brandon Collins (hamstring) FB - Henry Hynoski (PUP-knee) DT - Markus Kuhn (PUP-knee) WR - Hakeem Nicks (groin...

Eli Manning says his rap career is ‘one and done’

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning says “Football On Your Phone” is his first and last rap song. “I think I will stay with my day job and keep playing football for long as possible,” a sheepish Manning said before Giants practice Wednesday, via “A one and done. A one-hit wonder probably.” Giants players didn’t know about the Eli and Peyton Manning’s...

NFL will no longer allow extreme custom face masks

  According to,  NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP that non-traditional face masks will no longer be allowed. The list of players that have such face masks are Brian Orakpo (above), Chris Canty, Justin Tuck, and Robert Mathis who announced on Twitter that the league rejected his request for a custom mask. its official…. the league says i cant wear my...
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