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Veteran Giants guard announces retirement

The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee.

So the veteran guard told the New York Giants on Monday that he is retiring.

Snee met with Coach Tom Coughlin, who also is his father-in-law, then said he was ending his NFL career after 10 seasons. He has had two hip surgeries and is most troubled by right elbow and wrist problems. He sat out a mini-camp last month, but indicated he expected to play this season.

“I take tremendous pride in the effort that I put in in the weight room and being the strongest player on the field,” the 32-year-old Snee said. “I’m nowhere near that.’’

Snee was a second-round pick in 2004 out of Boston College and has made four Pro Bowls. Snee started every game in which he played over the last decade, 141 in all. He made the Pro Bowl in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, a versatile blocker as efficient in pass protection as he was in the running game. He won two Super Bowls as New York’s starting right guard.

AP



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