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Chris Snee Will Meet with New York Giants on Monday; Expected to Announce Retirement

July 21st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
By Dan Benton

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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4 Responses to “Chris Snee Will Meet with New York Giants on Monday; Expected to Announce Retirement”

  1.  jb322 says:

    Its about time, Snee was a good player for the Giants at one time. But he hasn’t been very good for several years now. Its too bad that by hanging around a couple of years too long, he tarnished his reputation and legacy.

    •  G-MenFan says:

      How did he “tarnish his reputation and legacy”? Do you think less of guys like David Diehl and Chris Snee who contributed to two Super Bowl victories and who had Pro Bowl seasons while doing so because in their early 30′s they didn’t see themselves as old and washed up? So they tried to continue to play and couldn’t anymore and that tarnishes their records? I would imagine it’s a difficult thing for a professional athlete who has achieved the pinnacle of success in his respective sport to admit that he’s done and it’s time to hang ‘em up.
      I guess it’s even more difficult for fans to appreciate them for the great things they did when they could when it’s been a whopping couple of years since they were at their best.

  2.  skinnydoogan says:

    Well this is a piece of good news. Not that Snee is hurt but he is apparently seeing fit to do the right thing by the team. He WAS a great player and we should all be glad that he was a member of the Giants. Body just gave up, it happens to all of them at one point or another. We (including me) just have to try and remember the good years when he was a very productive member of this team. I want to wish him luck and health in whatever he does, hopefully he is able to live his life without much pain and discomfort. Now let’s trot somebody out there who can help us keep Eli upright and win some games!

    •  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

      Uhhhh! Guys He is not gone yet!!! They may go PUP just for insurance. He doesn’t count much twd the cap anyway

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