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New York Giants Chris Snee retires [Update]

New York Giants starting right guard Chris Snee has reportedly decided to retire.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, New York Giants starting right guard Chris Snee is "strongly considering retirement." Snee, 32, is still dealing with the effects from a surgically repaired elbow. Snee's elbow pain caused the Giants to shut him down during the team's organized team activities and minicamp in the spring.

It's worth noting that Snee hasn't officially retired yet. Vacchiano reports that Snee will meet with the team on Monday when the Giants' 2014 training camp begins. If Snee does indeed call it quits, the Giants will be saying goodbye to a three-time All-Pro offensive lineman (2008, 2009, 2010) that's started and played in 141 career regular season games over 10 seasons for the G-Men. Snee only started and played in 3 games for the Giants in 2013.

SB Nation Giants blog Big Blue View has some information on potential Snee replacements.

Third-year player Brandon Mosley worked with the first team at right in Snee's absence during OTAs. Snee and John Jerry, a starter the past two seasons for the Miami Dolphins, would seem to be the most likely candidates to replace Snee should he indeed retire. Second-round pick Weston Richburg, a natural center, has also been working some at guard. James Brewer started several games at guard for the Giants last season, as well.

A potential Snee retirement probably wasn't unexpected by the Giants but it hardly seems like the most ideal situation for New York.


[Note by Brandon Lee Gowton, 07/20/14 9:58 PM EDT] - According to Dan Graziano, Snee has indeed retired.

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