Tuck: Manning makes any team instant powerhouse

PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Justin Tuck expects Peyton Manning to make any team he signs for an instant NFL powerhouse. The New York Giants defensive end just hopes it's not a team in the NFC East.

The Indianapolis Colts avoided paying Manning a $28 million bonus by releasing the 35-year-old quarterback on Wednesday, and his list of suitors is looking long. Tuck is concerned about one potential destination -- the Washington Redskins.

Speaking with The Associated Press at Barcelona's Global Sports Forum on Thursday, Tucks says that he hopes Manning doesn't, "come to the NFC East where I'll have to play him twice a year."

Eli Manning, Peyton's younger brother, and Tuck led the Giants to a Super Bowl victory over New England last month.