Tuck achieved his first double-digit sack season in three years last season. The two-time All-Pro also registered 63 tackles and his second career interception.
"He can play the 4-3, he can play the 3-4," the agent, Doug Hendrickson, told The Star-Ledger. "He obviously had an incredible season last year with every stat he had with the tackles, tackles for loss, the hurries and the sacks. They were up there with the upper-echelon defensive linemen."
Tuck, who turns 31 next month, had 11 sacks, 63 tackles and 44 quarterback hurries last season. The Giants and Tuck have stayed in touch, but no deal appears imminent as Tuck prepares to test the open market, the paper said.
Umenyiora bolted for Atlanta in free agency last year, but has urged Tuck to stay with his current team.
"I've talked to Justin and I told him he should try whatever he can to stay in New York," Umenyiora said via The Star-Ledger. "Because he is New York."
Tuck will likely talk money with the Giants soon, but seems destined for free agency. His stock rose when he piled up 8 1/2 sacks in the last five games this season.
"I think players would rather not hit free agency for the most part," he told The Star-Ledger. "That means that the team they're playing for at the time is pretty good and they want to stay and that team is giving them the amount of money they want to play for. So ... most people would rather not get to free agency, but it is an exciting time for me. ... I'll just go with the flow."
Tuck led the Giants this season with 11 sacks, including a whopping 8 1/2 in the last five games.
|2005||New York Giants||14||31||26.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2006||New York Giants||6||10||6.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Giants||16||65||48.0||17||10||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2008||New York Giants||16||67||52.0||15||12||1||41||41.0||41||1||2|
|2009||New York Giants||16||59||44.0||15||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2010||New York Giants||16||76||48.0||28||11.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2011||New York Giants||12||37||26.0||11||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2012||New York Giants||15||45||27.0||18||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||New York Giants||16||63||41.0||22||11||1||-2||-2.0||-2||0||3|
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|2005||New York Giants||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||New York Giants||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||New York Giants||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Giants||16||0||0||5||0||1||0||1||0|
|2010||New York Giants||16||0||0||6||0||5||4||5||0|
|2011||New York Giants||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Giants||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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