Giants Cut OT Bobby Hart After He Refused To Play In Team’s Week 17 Game vs Redskins

When the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman to be the team’s new general manager, one of the key issues he was being tasked to fix was the team’s locker room culture and the offensive line.

Well, he just killed two birds with one stone.

The team announced on Saturday that they have waived starting right tackle Bobby Hart, according to Art Stapelton of NorthJersey.com

The reasoning of Hart’s immediate release was in large part because he refused to play in the team’s Week 17 game vs Washington.

After the tweet by former Giants lineman Geoff Schwartz, Hart responded with a since deleted tweet:

Hart had been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins after being a limited participant in practice all week with an ankle injury.

But according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Hart wasn’t the only player to carry this sentiment, the team’s 2015 first round pick, Ereck Flowers joined Hart in refusing to play:

The Giants are 2-13 and are in the midst of their worst season in franchise history, in addition to releasing Hart, Dave Gettleman also fired the teams’ย Marc Ross, the VP of player evaluation.