It’s Official – Giants Extend Chris Snee: Following up on yesterday’s “News and Notes” update, the Giants have officially announced that they have extended the contract of RG Chris Snee. Snee was due to become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season.
The Giants confirmed that the deal is a 6-year contract extension. According to Snee’s agent, the contract is worth $43.5 million and includes a $13.5 million signing bonus and $17 million in guaranteed money.
“We are very pleased to get Chris extended,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “He has been a tremendous player and person for us since day one. It’s also very important to keep our offensive line intact.”
“I am just happy to have it done before the season and really just have peace of mind and not worry about it and go out and play,” said Snee said. “I had faith that it would be done.”
The entire Giants’ starting offensive line is now under contract through at least the 2011 season. Snee is now signed through the 2014 season, LT David Diehl is signed through 2013, LG Rich Seubert through 2012, and OC Shaun O’Hara and RT Kareem McKenzie 2011.
“We have spoken so much about how well we play together and the importance of continuity,” said Snee. “We feel like we’re the core group of the offense – that is where we feel like it starts. To keep this group together for as long as we can is important.”
“(It) would be great (to play my entire career with the Giants),” said Snee. “That is what I told myself the day I came in. As I saw the roster changing so frequently, I started to think, ‘Maybe it is not as 100 percent as I thought.’ But this certainly is a great step in that direction.”
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