Snee, a four-time Pro Bowler and the last link to a dominant Giants offensive line that helped it win two Super Bowl championships, has started for the Giants in each of his 10 seasons in the league.
He has been battling a slew of injuries over the past two seasons. He played just three games last season because of hip problems, but it appears to have been a longer-than-expected recovery from elbow surgery that finally pushed him to retire. Snee was unable to compete in much of Giants Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and other workouts earlier this offseason because his elbow remained an issue.
Brandon Mosley, a third-year pro, received most of the offseason work in Snee’s spot, and he figures to be the clubhouse leader to take over Snee's spot at right guard.
I am now being told that Giants G Chris Snee has indeed decided to retire and plans to announce it Monday. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) July 21, 2014
-- Brett LoGlurato