The Giants waived Hart back in December, within hours of Dave Gettleman beginning his GM run, but the team waiving him with an injury designation on December 30 meant he couldn’t clear waivers until after Super Bowl LII. Once he did so, he landed on the Giants’ IR list. He is now off that list and no longer part of the Giants’ future.
Gettleman made that clear by cutting him on his first day as GM. A former seventh-round pick out of Florida State, Hart factored in prominent to recent Giants offensive lines. He started 21 games, 20 over the past two seasons, but was obviously not a Gettleman favorite. He and Ereck Flowers caused pre-Week 17 disruptions centered around refusal to play through injuries, and the latter’s future with the Giants could be in jeopardy as well.
Gettleman has made offensive line repair a key part of his offseason mission, and it’s likely Eli Manning will have a host of new blockers in front of him in 2018. Hart will have a head start on his past line mates in terms of finding a new team.
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