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Farewell, Tuck: Raiders players say goodbye to a respected vet

Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (91) meets with former NFL player Ronnie Lott before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 7, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck (91) meets with former NFL player Ronnie Lott before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Tuck left plenty of well-wishers behind after walking away from the NFL at age 33.

A few silver-and-black-clad ones reached out to the veteran defensive end on social media. Their tweets and posts shared a common theme of gratitude for the man who helped shift a losing Raiders culture over two seasons.

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