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Chris Snee | Guard

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Boston College
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Giants RG Chris Snee announced his retirement from football.
He's retiring due to complications from elbow surgery, and two hip surgeries. Only 32 years old, Snee was a Pro Bowler in 2008-2010 and 2012, earning one first-team All-Pro selection. He was heavily underrated during his career. Part of two Super Bowl winners, Snee belongs in the Giants' Ring of Honor. Jul 21 - 1:35 PM

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ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Giants RG Chris Snee will announce his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

Hat tip to Giants blog Big Blue Interactive for having this before anyone else. Initial reports indicated Snee would meet with team brass to discuss retirement, but Graziano reports Snee "has indeed decided to retire" at age 32. The four-time Pro Bowler's loss is a big one for Big Blue, as Brandon Mosley (59 career snaps) is now ticketed for right guard duties, with Will Beatty, Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton, and Justin Pugh at the other four spots. O-Line injuries torpedoed the Giants' running game last season. While we're trying to stay optimistic that won't happen again this year, things have certainly not gotten off on the right foot.
Jul 20 - 9:41 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee will meet with team brass on Monday to contemplate whether Snee should continue his playing career.

Per the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano, Snee's surgically repaired elbow is "not good" after it forced him to be shut down during OTAs. Vacchiano also confirms "retirement is an option" for 32-year-old Snee, who's additionally undergone hip surgeries in back-to-back offseasons. A rumor appearing on the Giants fan site "Big Blue Interactive" claimed Sunday that Snee will "announce his retirement before training camp begins." The rumor hasn't been confirmed, but it certainly appears to be a realistic possibility. The Giants would likely turn to converted OT Brandon Mosley as Snee's replacement. Snee is a four-time Pro Bowler and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's son-in-law.
Jul 20 - 6:00 PM

According to NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, "nobody seems to know" if Giants RG Chris Snee (hip, elbow surgeries) will play this season.

32-year-old Snee has undergone two hip surgeries and is trying to "manage" an elbow he also had surgically repaired this offseason. The elbow forced the Giants to shut down Snee during OTAs. The team remains "hopeful," but it's reasonable to be skeptical after Snee couldn't make it through non-contact OTAs unscathed. He missed 13 games last season. Snee's health status is a huge concern for New York's run game. Converted OT Brandon Mosley is his backup.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 16 - 8:44 PM

A setback to Giants RG Chris Snee's surgically-repaired elbow forced him to miss time during spring practices.

Snee's November elbow surgery was reportedly "more intense" than he anticipated, which complicated his rehab process. As a result, Snee was "noticeably thinner" during the offseason program, and said he will need to put on 10 pounds before camp begins. That will be difficult to do if his elbow does not cooperate. Third-year G Brandon Mosley worked with the first team in Snee's absence.
Jul 7 - 12:19 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee (hip, elbow) is a full participant at OTAs.

Snee underwent hip and elbow surgeries after missing all but three games last year. He agreed to a whopping $5.2 million pay cut to keep his roster spot. Snee is penciled in as New York's starting right guard, with Geoff Schwartz on the left side. The tackles are Will Beatty and Justin Pugh. J.D. Walton is working as the first-team center, but will be pushed hard by rookie Weston Richburg.
May 28 - 8:18 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee (hip and elbow surgery) is expected to participate in the "bulk" of the team's offseason program.

However, Snee remains without a timeline for full clearance. Provided he's healthy, Snee should remain the Giants' starting right guard.
Apr 17 - 8:57 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee agreed to a pay cut, lowering his salary from $7.2 million to $2 million.

Snee, 32, can earn another $550,000 in bonuses. The move was fully expected, as Snee was scheduled to count a whopping $11.75 million against the 2014 salary cap in the final year of his contract. He's an asset when healthy.
Mar 10 - 6:49 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee said he's open to taking a pay cut.

"That's my job," Snee said. "I never complained about money. I'll do what I have to for the team to get better." Snee, coach Tom Coughlin's son-in-law, carries an $11.75 million cap number and will need to slash that considerably. It'll get worked out. Snee said his hip is doing well, and his elbow is still recovering. The 32-year-old did say he may need a hip replacement down the road.
Feb 28 - 10:50 AM

Chris Snee said if the Giants don't want him in 2014, he'd "probably" retire.

Snee, who carries an $11.75 million cap number, is well aware that he'll have to take a massive pay cut to return. "I've had discussions with Jerry [Reese] and there's interest on both sides," he said. "I'm not worried about if the deal will get done but when." Snee, a 32-year-old four-time Pro Bowler, appeared in just three games last season due to a hip injury. If healthy, he's an asset the Giants' muddled offensive line desperately needs.
Feb 27 - 11:20 AM

ESPN New York reports "there is a chance" Giants RG Chris Snee retires.

Snee, 32, is coming off October hip surgery and an elbow operation. He just wrapped up his tenth season and may not want to go through another grueling rehab and training camp. However, those close to Snee say he feels good and has yet to decide his future. Snee is a lock to be released by the Giants due to an enormous $11.75 million cap hit but could return on a one-year deal.
Jan 22 - 2:52 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger considers Giants RG Chris Snee a lock to be released.

Snee, 32 on Saturday, is set to count a gargantuan $11.75 million against the 2014 salary cap. There's absolutely no way he's coming back at that rate. The G-Men will save $7.25 million against the cap by cutting Snee. He underwent hip and elbow surgery this past season after going on I.R. in early October. The Giants need to overhaul their offensive line this offseason.
Jan 16 - 3:22 PM

Giants RG Chris Snee (injured reserve) will undergo elbow surgery Monday.

Snee was placed on injured reserve on October 4 and underwent hip surgery. He's getting the elbow cleaned out while he has "nothing else to do."
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Giants placed RG Chris Snee (hip surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Snee was a highly effective player up until this season, when his body simply seemed to give out and he fell off a cliff. Owed a whopping $6.95 million salary in 2014, the 31-year-old won't return to the G-Men without a huge pay cut.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:27:00 PM

FOX Sports reports Giants RG Chris Snee (hip) is "likely" headed to season-ending injured reserve Friday.

Mike Garafolo reports Snee will likely need surgery on his ailing hip after it has failed to respond to rehab. It would be a big loss for the Giants, though Snee has been a major liability this season. James Brewer will continue to fill in at right guard. Snee, 31, is in the final year of his deal.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 10:45:00 AM

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