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Giants sign Justin Tucks Replacement: Robert Ayers Inks 2 Year Deal

The Giants have had a great off-season and the hot flashes of anger over Justin Tuck’s departure have subsided…until the news that Defensive End Robert Ayers of the Denver Broncos has been signed to replace the captain Justin Tuck.

Really?

Robert Ayers,  the 2009 1st round pick of the Denver Broncos never panned out to be the play maker most though he would be out University of Tennessee.  The contract is projected as a two-year, 4 million dollar deal. Ayers body of work is 12 sacks in 4 years.   Yes…12 sacks and 142 tackles(35.5 a year).

Over that same span of time, Justin Tuck had 280 tackles and 37.5 sacks.

While the Giants get a touch younger with the 28-year-old Ayers, he will have big shoes to fill, especially since he will be wearing No. 91.  If you expect the Giants to care…they don’t. They have given out Hall of Fame linebacker, Harry Carson’s No. 53 for years with no guilty conscience.

Ayers who grew up in New Jersey signed a two-year deal and will have a chance to show the world it was the scheme in Denver and how his talents were being misused.

Welcome home Mr. Ayers we look forward to watching you play.

Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor

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