Hart, the former Giant, is competing with Jake Fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi for the job. Fisher has been having a pretty bad camp so far. The team is someone emerges at both right-side line spots to improve the team's weakest positions from last season.
Hart is expected to compete for the starting job at right tackle, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Seemingly recovered from the ankle injury that prematurely ended his 2017 season, Hart has reportedly been getting "a lot" of reps at right tackle this spring while his primary competition, Jake Fisher, has been getting rest in the wake of the heart issue that derailed Fishers' 2017 season. Their respective performances in training camp and the preseason will likely be the deciding factor in who is in the starting lineup come Week 1.
With 33 career appearances -- including 21 starts -- through his first four seasons in the league, Hart possesses more NFL experience than most players typically available on the open market at this time of the year. The 23-year-old clashed with the Giants' former coaching staff toward the end of the 2017 campaign, as he was deactivated for the season finale and placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Hart wasn't retained once the new regime took over after the season, but a move to another organization could help revitalize his career. The Bengals may end up staging an open competition for both of the starting tackle roles during training camp with both Eric Winston and Andre Smith (knee) bound for free agency in March and Jake Fisher's (chest) long-term health a question mark.
Hart (ankle) was waived from the Giants' injured reserve Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Hart reverted to injured reserve Monday after getting waived by New York during the postseason. He appeared in 11 games for the Giants in 2017 but was mostly a liability at right tackle.
Hart's dismissal prior to the 2017 regular-season finale was one of the first transactions made by new general manager Dave Gettleman, but it appears the lineman's tenure with the Giants isn't over just yet. Even so, Hart will have a lot to prove with the new regime in the offseason if he hopes to stick around for the start of the 2018 campaign, which marks the final year of his rookie contract.
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