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Chris Snee’s 2014 Base Salary De-Escalated Due to Lack of Playing Time; JPP Gets $1.05M Bonus

January 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Dan Benton

'Chris Snee' photo (c) 2006, Alexa - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The future for New York Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee remains somewhat uncertain. At the end of both 2012 and 2013, Snee appeared to be relatively unsure about returning to the game of football, but recently stated that if the team wants him back, he'll be back in 2014.

“I love the game, I love everything about it. I missed it during the fall, but there’s a lot of factors that go into making a decision," Snee said. "One, we’ll see if I’m wanted and we’ll go from there.”

What the Giants intend to do with Snee is the real question. With a previously projected $11.75 million cap hit slated for 2014, the Giants simply cannot afford to carry an aging offensive lineman who missed significant time in 2013. By releasing him, the team would save $7.2 million, but that may end up being the start for a contract re-negotiation.

But even before the team gets to that crossroads, Snee suffered a financial hit earlier this week. Due to an injury-plagued season that saw him play in only three games, Snee's contract triggered a de-escalator, which reduced his 2014 base salary by $450,000 (from $7.2 to $6.75M).

Ultimately, that change will prove irrelevant. There's still little chance the Giants head into 2014 carrying such a massive cap number for an aging guard, but in the interim, it saves the team some space following increases by both linebacker Jacquian Williams, who earned a $744K Player Performance Escalator, and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who earned a $1.05M bonus of his own.

The combination of the escalators, de-escalators and bonuses have added an additional $1,344,000 in cash and cap expenses for the Giants in 2014.

Note: We are not entirely clear on what triggered JPP's bonus. Will update once we know.

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8 Responses to “Chris Snee’s 2014 Base Salary De-Escalated Due to Lack of Playing Time; JPP Gets $1.05M Bonus”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    Repost:

    I think Fewell gets too much criticism here. It was fair before this year but this year he did a very good job. I thought he did a better job of showing more looks and being aggressive at times. Really the key is bring back Joseph, Beason and probably Tuck along with JPP becoming a high level player again. We have have the pieces even under PF much maligned scheme to become an elite defense in 2014. We get full seasons from JPP, Beason, Hill and Hosley our defense is much improved. Add the improvement we should get from Moore, Hankins, Taylor and Hosley this defense can be a very good shape if we invest in keeping our free agents. I would cut Kiwi and redo Rolle to keep help keep Beason, Joseph and Tuck.

    Yes, we need to improve the OL. But I think we can still improve the OL and keep our key defenders. We can use the draft mostly for offense. We should be able to get one starter from free agency for our OL. RB, TE and WR depth can all be improved for cheaply through the draft or free agency.

  2.  Krow says:

    $nee needs to have both his salary and his playing time de-escalated to zero.

  3.  BigBlueGiant says:

    WTF is JPP’s bonus for? One great pick 6?

    Jeez. I dont get it.

    •  rlhjr says:

      IMO
      I think they paid him because despite plying through pain in his back and most likely numbness in his leg he never shut it down. He gave effort even in his weakened state. He kept fighting.

      If the medical prognosis was indicative of his not getting better, I doubt he would have been given much.

      But that’s just what I think. I really haven’t clue biscuit.

      Snee on the otherhand, I would gladly pay if he would leave.
      Definition of the word bum.

      •  Kettles78 says:

        How is Snee a bum? He may be injured the last year but up until then he was very solid and well respected across the league. Unfortunately his body failed him or is failing him and he most likely will have to retire or move on but I wouldn’t call him a bum

        •  Eric S says:

          Well Kettles sometimes people forget guys like Snee were grossly underpaid on their rookie deals and usually won’t be performing at a high level by the end of their second deal. I don’t begrudge Snee his contract. Dude is gonna be in pain the rest of his days. Not a soul here would feel they didn’t deserve the money. Cracks me up when people call him a thief. Giants got 4 prime years on his rookie deal for cheap. And they have leverage over him now.

        •  giankees says:

          He is a bum cause he waited to get his surgery done instead of getting ut immediately after the season which made it so he could not be healthy for the season and set him back

      •  skinnydoogan says:

        Yeah “bum” might be a little harsh, not arguing with you just saying, he was once a feared player, just fell apart. Nonetheless The G-men need to show him the door, it’s time.

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