Chris Snee's future with the New York Giants in 2014 has been a hot topic over the last couple of months considering he missed most of the 2013 season due to needing a second hip surgery in as many years, is 32-years-old and will be due $6.75 million next season if he plays.
But considering his health and age, the talk of retirement has come up quite a bit amongst Giants fans and beat writers and this week in Indianapolis, it likely could be a subject that gets talked about.
Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger tweeted that Snee will travel to the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Field to meet with the Giants brass and they will likely discuss what Snee has in mind for the upcoming season.
Earlier in the offseason, Snee had said that if he was healthy enough to play, he would return to the Giants for one more season, but the harsh fact of the NFL reality is that the chance for a 32-year-old offensive lineman coming off a second consecutive hip surgery, plus an elbow surgery, to make a full comeback is not the best one.
But if Snee does in fact have to retire, he will be leaving behind a solid legacy among Giant fans as he was a part of two Super Bowl championship teams and at one time in his career, he was not only considered to be the best offensive lineman on the team, but one of the best guards in all of the NFL.
Plus, if in fact that 2013 was the final season in the league for Snee, he would have played his entire career for one coach, which in case is also his father-in-law in Tom Coughlin; Snee was a second round draft pick back in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Boston College and started 11 games that season in his rookie year. Following then, he proceeded to start in all 16 games from 2005 until 2012 with the exception of one game in 2011. But in the 2013 season, he was only able to play in three games before landing on season-ending injured reserve following the hip injury in the Giants 38-0 Week 3 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Snee is the last remaining member of the offensive line that was on the Super Bowl XLII team back in 2007; David Diehl was the last one to retire this past winter, ending an 11-year career with the Giants.
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