Buzz: Chris Snee not done yet

Giants head coach updated the media on the status of his son-in-law, OG Chris Snee, who is once again rehabbing from offseason hip surgery.

From Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger:

“I think there’s no question,” Coughlin said Friday at the NFL Combine here in Indianapolis.

Coughlin isn’t sure of much beyond that. Snee carries a mammoth cap number that will likely be reduced before the start of next season. The team could very well release him and re-sign him at a lower salary. They still view him as a top-tier offensive lineman when healthy.

“I think certainly there’s a natural, built-in timetable (for Snee to make an official decision) as far as progress goes along here,” Coughlin said. “He’s in the rehab aspect of it. For anyone that has been injured, the rehab and all of those things come into play as you start to formulate where you are. Right now, I’m optimistic about it.”

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

That cap number is mammoth. In fact, it’s astronomical ($11.3 million). The Giants aren’t about to pay Snee anywhere near that regardless of how healthy he may seem this spring. They can save $6.8 million by cutting him. They’ll still take a $4.5 mil dead money charge of they do that, so if they can squeeze one more year out of him they should do so. He has been a great Giant and his leadership will be needed as the team rebuilds their offensive line.

They shouldn’t expect the moon from him, however. It would be nice to see him come back healthy enough to participate and then ride off into the sunset and eventually into the Giants’ Ring of Honor.

5 comments
cole3244
cole3244

blood is thicker than water in tc's world.

rico
rico

Snee was they key to the OL. 


He was a great one for the Giants. 


I'd like to see him come back but at a team friendly price. He's taken a pounding and had so many injuries over the years, perhaps he should rehab so he can live an active life and not try and be the boss i the trenches again?  I'm guessing he has a future in coaching too


Skookaloop
Skookaloop

Mr.F---

REESE is BROKEN---

$11.3M, how can ANYONE think REESE is Doing his Job ???!!!???

FIRE the CLOWN !!!

WHY does REESE ALWAYS get a FREE-PASS ???!!!???

Ishmael Bull Sr.
Ishmael Bull Sr.

Not liking this.... at all. a center with a hip deal ? Nope, not liking this. a kind of nepotism being played here, again IMO.

David Lopez
David Lopez

I would venture to say that when you win two SB's over a 7 year span, you would have built a semblance of credibility with Mara's and Tisch's.