John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Some things of note on this Friday morning….
OL Chris Snee, who underwent hip and elbow surgery over the past few months, should be able to participate in the Giants’ upcoming offseason program, which begins Monday. From Ebenezer Samuel of the Daily News:
“Giants OTAs begin next week, and a source said that Snee, who had hip surgery last season and had an elbow surgery earlier this offseason, will be in attendance. There’s still no timeline for when Snee will be 100%, but he’s expected to be on the field for the “bulk of” the offseason program, the source said. The Giants offseason program begins with strength training and drills next week; the on-field portion of things kicks off in late May.”
That is consistent with everything we’ve been told all along. Snee is entering the final year of his contract and both he, and the Giants, would like nothing more than for him to play that out.
QB Eli Manning is currently rehabbing from arthroscopic surgery on his ankle, and many are concerned about his recovery timetable. Not to worry, said former Giants OC Kevin Gilbride in a radio interview yesterday. Eli has been here before.
From Rotoworld: “That was Gilbride’s answer when asked how Manning would bounce back from his arthroscopic ankle operation. Gilbride also bristled at the notion that Manning is in the decline stage of his career. “He’d be the first one to tell you that he could’ve had a better year,” Gilbride said. “I can’t imagine (the Giants are) down on Eli going forward.” The G-Men would be crazy not to at least consider the possibility. There’s a lot on the line for the 33-year-old Manning in 2014.”