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Chris Snee: Goal is to return for training camp

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Veteran guard Chris Snee recently told the Scranton Times-Tribune that he does not plan to participate in workouts with the New York Giants until training camp. Snee is recovering from offseason hip surgery.

Chris Snee
Chris Snee

Chris Snee does not plan to practice with the New York Giants until training camp, he recently told the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Snee, the Giants' veteran right guard, had surgery in February to fix a torn labrum and repair bone spurs in his hip.

"I feel great," Snee said. "The hip feels good. I am moving the sled a little bit and working out, but I am not going to participate in practices this spring. August is the most important time to be back and that is the goal."

The 31-year-old Snee spoke to Big Blue View's Kelsey O'Donnell in March, telling her that rest is the best thing for him at this point in his career.

"I think the big thing [this off-season] is rest. For a guy my age to be as around as long as I have, I think the main thing is rest from the pounding that your body takes from the year before," Snee said. "I had hip surgery a month ago and I feel great. I haven't had this motion in my hip in a long time. I'm anxious to get back out there and feel good for once."

Snee's absence creates opportunities for James Brewer, who lined up in his place at guard with the starters during OTAs last week, seventh-round pick Eric Herman and others, including 2012 fourth-round pick Brandon Mosley.