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.
Hart (ankle) was waived by the Giants on Saturday, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.
New general manager Dave Gettleman has made a few quick moves since taking over, and letting Hart go was one of them. The 23-year-old started seven games for the team this season, but behind-the-scene issues appear to be the reason for his release. He will now look for a new opportunity.
Hart is questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins with an ankle injury, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Hart was a new arrival on the injury report this week, so he may have suffered this issue in Week 16 against the Cardinals. If he can't go Sunday against Philly, expect John Greco to take over at right guard.
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