Chris Snee has been an instrumental part of the Giants’ offensive line for the past decade. The highest paid guard in the NFL is a previous All-Pro and Pro Bowler and is now willing to take a pay cut if he is able to help the team in building a winning roster– something they have been lacking ever since their last Superbowl trip.
He currently has a $11.3 million cap hit for 2014 and is open to restructure that for the good of the team. Friday morning on SiriusXM he said:
“I’ve never complained, even when I was a younger guy on my rookie deal, I never complained about wanting to make more money. I’ve always restructured. Now comes a time where I know my (cap) number is high.
“The most important thing is to be a part of a winning team. My role is to take a pay cut and to bring in guys who can help the team.”
Snee missed most of last season with a torn hip labrum and the Giants, coming off a disastrous 7-9 season, will need all the money they can to add more talent onto their roster if they wish to make a quick turnaround and become contenders again.
The Giants have needs all over the roster, but they will have almost $20 million to fill those holes with the new salary cap number, although they will also have 27 free agent spots they have to fill (in addition to the draft selections) with that money. Their salary cap isn’t great this year, but Snee being willing to take a pay cut will greatly help the team.