Former Giants right tackle Bobby Hart was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday, the Bengals announced.
The 23-year-old was waived by the Giants with an injury designation prior to Week 17, but did not clear waivers until Monday.
Hart battled an ankle injury throughout the 2017 season but his three seasons with the Giants came to an end due to immaturity and underwhelming performance.
The seventh-round pick showed up to the Giants facility the final week of the season and expressed he did not want to play. GM Dave Gettleman was hired that same week and decided to waive him the day before the final game.
Bobby Hart is moving on to Cincinnati.
Hart later admitted on Twitter that he quit on the season during a social media spat with former Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.
He was also one of the players in the Giants locker room yucking it up just steps away from Eli Manning’s locker room as the Giants quarterback was in tears explaining why he was not going to be starting that week.
In a Week 15 game against the Eagles, while the Giants were 2-11, Hart flapped his arms like wings to mock the division rival during the game. The Giants went on to lose that game to the eventual Super Bowl champions.
The right tackle joins a Bengals offensive line that struggled to protect Andy Dalton in 2017, allowing the quarterback to be sacked 39 times — the sixth most in the NFL. At the very least, Hart adds depth to the Bengals’ offensive line woes.
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