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Justin Tuck: New York Giants Defensive End Discusses Osi Umenyiora, Dangers Of Football

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck appeared on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio New York earlier this week. Tuck discussed disgruntled teammate Osi Umenyiora, the dangers of playing football and more.

After the jump, excerpts of Tuck's interview with Kay.

[Interview Audio | Interview Transcript]

Any concerns about Osi Umenyiora coming back to the Giants?

"Yeah definitely. A lot of concerns because Osi is such a dominant player and he definitely brings a different dimension to our defense and our defensive line. He is definitely someone we would like to have ... "

Do you agree with what Jay Cutler said? He claims he signed up to play football and understands the risks and that players shouldn’t be able to sue the NFL?

"For the most part yes I do agree. I say this and everybody I talked to football isn’t an easy game. Everybody that plays football understands that it is a dangerous game. We’ve seen it. We’ve seen guys tear ACLs. We’ve seen guys tear Achilles. We’ve seen guys tear up their shoulders. We’ve seen guys have concussions. You know if you play this game long enough you put yourself more at risk to have those types of injuries. I don’t see why guys jump on bandwagons to sue the NFL for things they put themselves through willingly ..."