Justin Tuck considered retirement

Updated: August 16, 2012, 3:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck told the New York Post he contemplated retiring at "several points" last season, admitting that multiple injuries and off-field issues seriously weighed on him.

Tuck missed four games last season while battling injuries to his neck, shoulder, groin and toe. He recorded five sacks, his lowest total in six seasons, and has stated publicly that 2011 was the most painful season of his career.

"I contemplated (retiring)," Tuck told the Post. "But, ...

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