Chris Snee played a critical role in protecting Eli Manning for a decade. Credit: Getty Images
The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.
Fox Sports reported Sunday the longtime Giants offensive lineman will meet with the coaching staff on Monday and will announce his plan to retire after 10 years in the NFL.
Snee did not practice with the team at all over the offseason due to surgery on his elbow and he missed all but three games last season.
He’s had hip surgery two straight years as well. The most recent one ended last season.
The Giants drafted Weston Richburg out of Colorado State in May. Though he will battle J.D. Walton for the starting center position, he also could be used at right guard. The team signed veteran offensive lineman John Jerry, who was involved in the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal in Miami, this offseason. Brandon Mosley, a fourth-round pick out of Auburn in 2012, could also see some time as a starter.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pound guard was a second-round pick in 2004 out of Boston College — the same year New York picked up Eli Manning in a draft day trade. He started 11 games as a rookie and did not miss a single start from 2005 to 2010.
He was a four-time Pro Bowler (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and three-time All Pro (2008, 2009, 2010). He was a starter on both recent Giants Super Bowl winners (2007-08, 2011-12).
Snee is also the son-in-law of head coach Tom Coughlin, who recruited him as coach at Boston College from 1995 to 2002. He's married to Coughlin's daughter, Kate, with whom he has three sons.
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