Within 48 hours of his hire, new Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman already had made some strikes.
According to several published reports, Gettleman dismissed Marc Ross, the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation. Ross had completed his fifth season in the role after serving the previous six years as the team’s director of college scouting. Ross had been in charge of the Giants’ college scouting department and the team’s draft.
Ross reportedly also had close ties to former general manager Jerry Reese.
“I worked with Marc when I was with the organization before,” said Gettleman in a statement released by the team. “I have great respect for him and high regard for his work. Clearly, we’re going in a different direction, but that doesn’t make these kinds of decisions any easier.”
On the field, Gettleman waived tackle Bobby Hart, who missed practice Friday with an ankle injury. Reportedly, Hart, along with fellow tackle Ereck Flowers, both stated that they weren’t going to play against Washington in the finale and had already packed their bags for the offseason. Flowers missed practice with a groin injury.
Without Hart and likely Flowers, the Giants signed offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Nick Becton from the practice squad.
Becton, 6-6 and 322 pounds, was signed to the practice squad on Nov. 14. He previously played with the Chargers and the Bears. Bisnowaty, 6-5 and 310 pounds, was the Giants’ 2017 sixth-round draft choice, from the University of Pittsburgh. He had spent the entire season on the practice squad.