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Giants Now: Chris Snee joins Boston College Football staff

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Chris Snee joins Boston College Football staff

Former Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee has officially returned to his alma mater.

Snee has been added to Boston College head football coach Jeff Hafley's staff, the coach announced this week. The two-time Super Bowl champion will serve as an analyst, concentrating in player personnel and scouting.

"We are excited to have Chris join our staff and welcome him back home to Boston College," said Hafley. "He was an All-Pro player, a two-time Super Bowl champion, and has worked at the highest level in player personnel and scouting. Chris will be a huge asset to our staff and our football team."

Snee lettered as an offensive lineman at BC for three seasons from 2001-2003. He was named to the Big East All-Freshman team in 2001 after he played nine games with six starts and went on to start every game at left guard in 2002. In his final season at BC, Snee earned Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Big East honors after he started every game at right guard.

The Giants would go on to select Snee in the second round (No. 34 overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played 10 seasons with the Giants and was an All-Pro three times (First-Team in 2008, Second-Team in 2009-10) and was named to the Pro Bowl on four occasions (2008-10, 2012).

He was inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor in 2015.

Snee is not the first former Giants offensive lineman to join a college staff this year. Earlier this summer, Snee's former teammate David Diehl joined the Memphis football program, also as an analyst.

View the best photos from two-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Snee's time with the Giants.

Collin Johnson to IR with Achilles injury; Giants claim 3 off waivers

The Giants yesterday made several roster moves soon after one of their most impressive players in training camp suffered a season-ending injury.

Wide receiver Collin Johnson, who had been productive virtually every time he stepped on the field and had 10 receptions in the first two preseason games, tore his Achilles tendon in practice yesterday afternoon. Johnson was placed on injured reserve along with fellow wideout Marcus Kemp, who has a hamstring injury.

In addition, the Giants terminated the contract of tight end Jordan Akins.

To fill the vacancies on the roster, the Giants were awarded three players off waivers, cornerback Harrison Hand and wide receivers Jaylon Moore and Bailey Gaither.

View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.

Sterling Shepard passes physical, returns to practice

Exactly four weeks after his teammates participated in their first training camp practice, Sterling Shepard joined them on the field yesterday for his 2022 debut. That meant Shepard could finally wear his white No. 3 jersey and not the stay-away-from-him red shirt worn by players who are rehabbing injuries and not practicing.

"We had to burn that joint," Shepard said with a laugh. "I don't ever want to see it again."

That's understandable, because the Giants' seven-year veteran had been the receiver in red since the first spring workouts. But Shepard passed his physical this morning and soon put on his pads and helmet for the first time since tearing his Achilles tendon last December. He was as ecstatic as he's ever been running routes in a late August workout.

"This is my happy place," Shepard said. "When I'm not out there and able to be with my guys, it's stressful. I've been itching, itching at the bit to get out there with the guys."

Shepard was injured with less than two minutes remaining in the Giants' loss to Dallas in MetLife Stadium on Dec. 19. He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list when training camp opened. Though he was officially on the roster, Shepard was prohibited from practice and was limited to rehabilitating and running routes on a side field.

Yesterday, he took part in individual position, offensive and full team drills.

"Felt great just being back on the field," Shepard said. "I mean, it's a blessing. Especially when you go through an injury like that and you've been on the sidelines for so long watching those guys get after it, you got to take every day and cherish them. Because you never know when you have to sit out that long. I was just blessed to be out there and happy to be out there with my guys."

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