The New York Giants have reportedly asked impending free agent guard Chris Snee and potential free agent center David Baas to take paycuts, and Snee has always been viewed as more willing to accept a paycut to stick around. In fact, Snee loves the Giants organization so much that he stated that he would go the Brandon Jacobs and David Diehl route and simply retire if he were to be let go by the team. I don’t see that happening, even through he needs to take a massive paycut from his $11.75 million cap hit next year.
Appearing on Sirius XM NFL Radio today, Snee stated that he would be more than willing to take a paycut in order to help the Giants out, further affirming that he is one of the game’s finest team players and leaders. He said, “That’s my job. I never complained about money. I’ll do what I have to for the team to get better.”
It’s not surprising to hear this, but it will be interesting to see how much the veteran will make next season. I fully expect him to be back, and it would be wise for Jerry Reese and the Giants to keep him around. They should cut Baas and make a significant upgrade at center, and it would also be wise to upgrade the guard spot opposite of Snee. The Giants biggest need this offseason is to upgrade their offensive line, which was awful last season. Early injuries to Snee and Baas (they played just three games each) definitely hurt, but the line still needs an influx of younger, better players to help Eli Manning and the backs out. Re-signing Snee wouldn’t help them get younger, but it would ensure that they are able to keep a steady veteran starter and decrease their need a bit.