Chris Snee on pay cut: That’s my job

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Guard Chris Snee wants to play another year for the Giants, who want him to take a pay cut in order to return to the team next season.

Such situations can be awkward, even when the player in question isn’t the son-in-law of the head coach, but it looks like it will be smooth sailing for the Giants and Snee. Snee’s expressed a willingness to work with the Giants to assure his return to the lineup in the past and on Friday he was particularly explicit about his willingness to pare down his base salary of $6.75 million and cap hit of $11.3 million.

“That’s my job. I never complained about money. I’ll do what I have to for the team to get better,” Snee said on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Bob Papa and Ross Tucker.

Snee is recovering from the hip surgery that wiped out most of his 2013 season, but it seems like everything should work out for one more year with Snee protecting Eli Manning. The Giants also want center David Baas to take a pay cut and it wouldn’t be a bad idea for them to devote some portion of their draft to bringing in some younger options on the interior line once the two veterans see their salaries drop to nothing.