Practice report: Baas back

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- David Baas appears to be nearing a return.

The Giants center was back on the field on Wednesday during the early portion of practice open to the media. The team will reveal later today how much Baas practiced when it releases its injury report. Baas has been out since the second preseason game after injuring his left MCL. He had been considered week-to-week following the injury.

Whenever Baas is cleared to play, Kevin Boothe can slide back to left guard from center. That would send James Brewer, who was at left guard with Boothe at center, back to being the extra offensive lineman.

While Baas is making his way back, middle linebacker Dan Connor (neck) was not seen on the field at the start of practice. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (concussion) did some running on the side and it appears he is getting better and could be cleared later this week.

Tackle David Diehl (thumb) and tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) also both did work on the side. Defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder) was on the field working.

Also, in case you were wondering, Brandon Jacobs is wearing a new jersey number (looks very Bo Jacksonesque right?).