Chris Snee July 2014

New York Giants veteran guard Chris Snee officially announced his retirement today.

The 32-year-old played 10 NFL seasons, helping the Giants win two Super Bowl championships. After the announcement, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson about his decision to leave the game of football.

“I felt worse by continuing to work out,” he said. “I am nowhere near the level of strength that I usually have. That’s been my game for 10 years, being one of the strongest players out there and using that to my advantage. If I don’t have that, I wouldn’t be able to do my job the way I expect, but also with what they expect of me.

"That’s kind of what [Giants G.M. Jerry Reese] and I agreed upon in March when we decided to try this thing and see if I can come back. I told him that he had my word, that I would be honest with him, and I was. I’ve told him that my body has had enough. With the way last season ended that’s the last thing I wanted to experience again.”

Snee only played three games in 2013. He also has had back-to-back offseason hip surgeries. In addition, he also had elbow surgery but didn't recover well from it, which led to today's decision.


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