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Dave Gettleman isn’t wasting any time in rebuilding the New York Giants, making a slew of organizational moves on New Year’s Eve.

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Fans of the New York Giants have been patiently waiting for a general manager to come in and make moves. That’s exactly what newly-hired GM Dave Gettleman did on Saturday.

First, the Giants announced that Marc Ross, the team’s vice president of player evaluation, has been dismissed.


Shortly thereafter, the Giants announced that offensive tackle Bobby Hart had been waived, wide receiver Tavarres King had been placed on season-ending injured reserve and that three players were promoted from the practice squad.

Ross, who had been with the team since May 2007, was one of former general manager Jerry Reese’s top assistants and widely responsible for the team’s rather mediocre draft classes. That said, he did play a role in bringing players like Odell Beckham Jr., Justin Pugh, Landon Collins and Hakeem Nicks to the Tri-State.

“I worked with Marc when I was with the organization before,” Gettleman said, per Michael Eisen of giants.com. “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 was among the short group of people who interviewed with the team to replace Reese in the weeks leading up to Gettleman’s arrival.

Hart, who proclaimed at the start of the season that he was the best right tackle in football, is now among a group of right tackles looking to get back into the game. A seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida State, he was mediocre at best for Big Blue, never coming close to proving that he was an average right tackle, much less the NFL’s best.

King was enjoying his most productive season, with 18 receptions for 230 yards and three touchdowns, but hasn’t played since suffering a concussion against Philadelphia in Week 15.

With King on IR, cornerback Eli Apple suspended and Hart waived, the Giants promoted a pair of offensive linemen—Adam Bisnowaty and Nick Becton—along with tight end Ryan O’Malley, to the active roster.

All three figure to see some playing time Sunday against Washington.

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