Chris Snee fought through a torn labrum in his hip for about four years before having surgery to repair it this offseason. Now, Snee has a tear in the opposite hip, and while it is just as painful, it is also far more constrictive to his abilities on the field.

"This one has the pain, but he can't move," a source told Newsday. "If they don't get the joint to move again, [surgery] is probably going to be the only option."

There is no timetable for a decision and Snee continues to work toward returning to the field this year. He missed just his second game since his rookie year on Sunday in Kansas City and with games bunching up on the schedule in the next few weeks -- the Giants face the Eagles and Bears in a five-day span -- it doesn't seem likely that Snee will be able to play in either.

"[There's] not a lot of improvement from the treatments," the source said. "It is not looking too good right now."

The Giants were also without veteran center David Baas on Sunday as he recovers from a neck injury. They bolstered their depth on the interior of the line yesterday by signing Dallas Reynolds, a center who started 13 games for the Eagles last year (and, perhaps to be helpful in some game-planning this week, was with the team in training camp this summer).

To make room for Reynolds on the roster the Giants waived running back Da'Rel Scott, a seventh-round pick in 2011 who made his first NFL start against the Chiefs on Sunday.

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Giant steps

The Giants are last in the NFL in both offensive and defensive third-down efficiency, converting just 22.9 percent of their opportunities and allowing 50 percent of opponents' chances to be converted. The last team to finish at the bottom of third-down rankings on both sides of the ball was the 1991 Colts . . . Wide receiver Marcus Harris was signed to the practice squad and offensive lineman Steven Baker's contract was terminated. Last week the Giants did the reverse, signing Baker and terminating Harris.