As New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese alluded to in late June, a decision on offensive lineman Chris Snee is upcoming. The veteran guard will meet with the team on Monday regarding his physical health, including a lingering elbow issue, and is widely expected to announce his retirement from the NFL.
Although his decision is not yet final and will not be made until he meets with coaches and other team officials, the New York Daily News is reporting that even if Snee does a complete 180 and opts not to retire, he's no longer ready for the start of training camp and could still be looking at a long road back.
After participating in the early portion of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), Snee quickly found himself sidelined following the inflammation of his elbow. It was then that he and the team admitted his offseason surgery had been a little more complex than originally thought and that it was impacting his ability to stay in shape. As a result of the pain and his inability to work on his upper body, Snee shed roughly 35 lbs., dropping to 275 lbs. — his playing weight is right around 310 lbs.
"No need to rush back. My lower body feels great. I'm sure you guys were watching me run out there. I'm moving pretty well," Snee said after being shut down in OTAs. "You saw what the Spurs did, right? They rested some older guys. I think we're following that blueprint."
Should Snee decide to hang them up on Monday, which appears very likely, the Giants would likely move forward with Brandon Mosley and John Jerry, who is returning from a knee surgery of his own, battling it out for the starting right guard position.
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