New York Giants veteran guard Chris Snee has missed a large portion of team workouts thus far. Snee, now 32 years old, underwent surgery to help repair his elbow after the 2013 season and it now seems to be bothering him just a bit.
Snee has spent the last decade in New York, helping to guide them toward two Super Bowl victories. However, Snee has had a hard time staying on the field in recent years. He had surgery on his left hip last offseason and then on his right hip this past season after he was placed on the injured reserve.
The Giants are hoping Snee will be back fully healthy by training camp and will be ready to once again play a major role along their offensive line. Last season, New York saw first hand how detrimental it can be to have a lackluster offensive line. The o-line effectively crippled Eli Manning and the offense, making it impossible to develop any kind of rhythm.
New York acquired Geoff Schwartz and J.D. Walton during free agency and also drafted Weston Richburg in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. However, even with the new additions, the Giants are hoping Snee can be their starting right guard.
Obviously, it would be smart for the Giants to have a few backup plans in pace in case of injuries. New York cannot put all their stock in a player who has been through what Snee has in recent years. But, as of now, Snee and the Giants are gearing up for training camp expecting him to be healthy and contributing, just like has so many times before.