Snee’s agency posted a tweet earlier in the day that eluded to him calling it a career.
Montrose to Boston College, the New York Giants for 11 seasons, 2 Super Bowl Championships, Pro-Bowler, All-Pro…one of the absolute best.
— Eastern Athletics (@EASagency) July 21, 2014
“I am proud of where I am today,” Snee said. “To come from a small town in Pennsylvania (Montrose) where nobody thought (he’d be an NFL player). When I said I wanted to play pro football at a young age, I was serious. And then when I played high school ball, I said, ‘I want to be the first guy from my high school to go to a Division 1 college,’ and I was able to do that. Along every step there were doubters, I’m sure that’s the case with everyone, I’m not trying to make my situation unique. I’ve always been a guy, I like to prove people wrong. I just always have been a guy who has had high goals for myself and really never satisfied until I get them. I’m extremely proud, but also extremely sad.”
“It’s going to be weird,” Snee said of no longer playing. “I bought season tickets a couple years ago. I don’t think I’ll be ready to sit in those seats just yet – but yeah, I’ll be here. I still have some older friends remaining on the team and some of the young guys I’ve gotten to know. I’ll be rooting for them.”
Snee, 32, was a second-round draft pick of the Giants back in 2004. He spent his entire ten-year career with the team and was a four-time Pro Bowler who helped them win two Super Bowls.
- Ralph Vacciano of the New York Daily News first reported that Snee was set to meet with team officials Monday to discuss his future with the team.
- According to Vacciano Snee’s surgically repaired elbow is “not good.“
The Giants restructured Snee’s contract several months, which included a pay cut from $7.2 million to $1.1 million for the 2014 season.