New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is cleaning house two days into his new job.
Gettleman has reportedly fired longtime executive Marc Ross and waived right tackle Bobby Hart, according to NorthJersey.com.
Ross had formerly served as the top lieutenant under former general manager Jerry Reese and was in charge of the team’s draft process. He was also one of the four candidates to interview for the job, which was eventually offered to Gettleman.
“I worked with Marc when I was with the organization before,” Gettleman said 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.”
Ross had worked within the Giants organization since May 2007 and was one game from completing his 11th season, which included his fifth as New York’s vice president of player evaluation. He began his tenure with the franchise working as the director of college scouting.
Hart made seven starts at right tackle in 2017, but reportedly told coaches that he wouldn’t play in the Giants’ final regular season game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
A source told ESPN that left tackle Ereck Flowers had a similar conversation with coaches, refusing to play on Sunday.