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Chris Snee Retirement: Everything you need to know

Multiple reports indicate 10-year veteran will announce his retirement Monday. Big Blue View will have all the coverage you need.

Chris Snee
Chris Snee

[UPDATE, 07/20/14 11:27 PM EDT: Multiple sources are now reporting that Snee will retire.]

On Saturday we wondered if the New York Giants could count on veteran guard Chris Snee this season, and said that "it would not be the biggest shock in the world if one of the first pieces of news we hear from the Giants when players report on Monday is a retirement announcement from Snee." It appears that may actually be in the cards, as the Daily News is reporting that Snee "has set up a meeting with Giants officials on Monday before training camp officially opens to discuss his future, and according to a source familiar with the situation he is strongly considering retirement."

Snee, 32, had to be shut down during OTAs as his surgically-repaired elbow flared up. Snee has also had torn labrums in both hips surgically repaired the last two seasons.

If Snee were to retire it would bring an end to the career of one of the best offensive linemen the Giants have ever had. Snee, a 2004 second-round draft pick, is a four-time Pro Bowler, one-time All Pro and the anchor of offensive lines that protected Eli Manning well enough to win two Super Bowls. Snee had indicated during the spring that he would likely know before the season began whether or not he would be able to hold up.

Over The Cap indicated that part of Monday's discussion could be financial. Snee took a $ million pay cut to try to squeeze out more season with the Giants.

ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting that Snee will indeed retire:

The Daily News is now also confirming that Snee is "expected to announce his retirement."

Snee is the last remaining player from an offensive line that included David Diehl, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara and Kareem McKenzie, and was probably the best Giants' offensive line of the modern era.

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.