John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants start their training camp workouts this afternoon at QDTC, with all of their players under contract and only a few players not ready to fully participate.
What you need to know this morning…
RG Chris Snee announced his retirement yesterday after ten seasons with the team. His coach and father-in-law, Tom Coughlin leveled unprecedented praise in Snee’s direction on the podium yesterday, calling it a “sad day for the Giants”.
“He has done everything that you want in a man and in a football player,” Coughlin said. “You may say you’re not very objective about this. I’m not pleading my case for objectivity right now, I’m just telling you the quality of the man is greater than the quality and the ability of the football player, and that’s as good as it gets.”
Coughlin wasn’t alone in his praise….
“He was the quintessential Giant,” Giants CEO John Mara said of Snee. “Everything you could ever ask for in a player. When you go to look at players in the draft or free agency, that’s what you’re looking for. Not only the ability but the toughness, integrity, shows up every day, model citizen off the field, winning matters to him, he takes it personally and he just sets a great example for the other 52 players. He is everything you want in a New York Giant.”
Coughlin said there would be a competition to replace Snee and that Brandon Mosley would get the first shot at winning the position.
RB David Wilson (neck) was cleared for action by doctors on Monday, giving the Giants another weapon to use in new OC Ben McAdoo’s offense.
“The doctor said that I was good to go. I’m back to normal,” Wilson told reporters. “I can play regular football with no special equipment, no medication, or anything else.”
MLB Jon Beason (foot) was the only player the Giants placed on preseason PUP. WR Mario Manningham (knee), OT Will Beatty (leg) and OL John Jerry (knee) are all expected to be “limited” until further notice.
Asked if QB Eli Manning (foot) would be running, Coughlin joked, “He didn’t run last year.”
To replace Snee on the 90-man roster, the Giants signed OL John Sullen, an Auburn product who spent last summer with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was cut late in camp and did not play in the NFL last season.
SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano has more from Giants’ camp: