Justin Tuck

Tuck's Career Ends With Grace; Pats Draftee's Begins With Enthusiasm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It seemed appropriate that Justin Tuck ended his NFL career on a day the New York Giants had their draft picks, free agents and guys looking to make the team on a tryout in the building.

It was transition time for both, although Tuck had so much to offer the youngsters.

The kids could have easily looked at the defensive end taken in the third round in 2005 out of Notre Dame as a model of success. He was a two-time Super Bowl champion, a two-time Pro Bowler and a captain of the defense.

That's the surface of Tuck, the things that can be found in any biography.

"The only legacy I care about is people years from now saying: `He did...