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New York Giants News And Notes: Justin Tuck, Markus Kuhn And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Wednesday morning New York Giants notebook.

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck considered retirement last season -
"After the hardships of last year, I did some soul-searching, and really had to ask myself if this is what I want," Tuck said. "Obviously, I’m back, and I just feel kind of refreshed mentally. I think a lot of things were weighing on me last year where I couldn’t necessarily be my normal self on and off the football field. I’ve kind of put those things in the past now and moved forward."

What specifically was weighing on you so much?

"A lot of things. Injuries, and family issues [he lost his grandfather in August and his uncle in September] ... things of that nature," he said.

Did you think about walking away?

"Sure. Definitely did. I contemplated it," the defensive end said. "But, I think that was just me feeling sorry for myself for a little bit there."

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning says it's too early for NY Jets to sack Mark Sanchez - NY Daily News
"I’ve definitely kept up with Mark and how things are going," Manning told the Daily News. "I think Mark is a good quarterback and he’s played well. It’s kind of like that in New York — things don’t always go smoothly every year. Last year was a tough year. The two previous years he played great. I think he’s got a lot of upside to him and will be a good quarterback for a long time in the league."

Camp Albany is over ... maybe for good | New York Daily News
The Giants wrapped up their final practice at the University at Albany on Tuesday afternoon and left the field, possibly for the final time. They have no contract with the school for next summer and have made no committment. And neither John Mara nor Tom Coughlin would comment on their plans for next year.

Giants' players believe stiff dorm-room beds are contributing to back injuries |
"We’re big humans. Every bed is small," Bennett said. "You can’t put a damn dinosaur in a twin-sized bed. … A normal-sized human jumps into a regular-sized bed and it fits perfectly. Large, big humans jump in a regular-sized bed, the bed’s too small.

"My back doesn’t hurt. My back feels great. I have a great back."

Giants' Markus Kuhn takes Arnold Schwarzenegger ribbing from his teammates in stride |
'I'll be back,' he unintentionally said this week

New York Jets won’t cover New York Giants Super Bowl logos with curtains for preseason game between teams on Aug. 18 -
There won’t be any curtain controversy Saturday night at MetLife Stadium.

The Jets, hosts for the game, will not cover the Giants’ Super Bowl logos that are outside their locker room with curtains for the preseason game between the teams. The Jets, who are hosting, normally cover the Giants’ logos for all of their home games.