Long-time Giants RG Chris Snee had no interest in suffering the same fate as David Baas. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Snee accepted a 2014 restructuring that will pay him $1.1 million in base salary with a potential $1 million in incentives. Originally slated to earn $7.2 million, Snee’s allegiance to the organization will save the Giants upwards of $5 million against the cap next season.
An early second round draft pick by the G-Men in 2004, Snee played a critical role in anchoring the right side for his first eight NFL seasons (138 starts). The four-time Pro Bowler played just three games in 2013 after re-injuring a troublesome hip. While the injury was thought to be potentially career threatening, Snee is working towards a comeback.
Tom Coughlin is optimistic about his son-in-law’s return: “He’s progressing well, he’s working, he’s building himself up. He’s feeling good and he’s looking forward to feeling better. So all I can tell you is that he’s made very good progress.”
Giants G Chris Snee restructured his contract, lowering his salary from $7.2 million to $1.1 million + $1M of incentives. So $2.1 max cash.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2014