<P class=entry_author>BY Ralph Vacchiano</P>
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Center David Baas is back at practice with the Giants after missing the last three games with a neck injury that led to intense headaches. Whether he’s back in the starting lineup, though, remains to be seen.
Baas has recovered enough that he joined the Giants at their light practice on Tuesday and is practicing on Wednesday afternoon. But when Tom Coughlin was asked if he would get his old starting job back, he said “We’ll see. We’ll see how that works out.”
The problem is that in Baas’ absence, the offensive line has looked better than it has all year. The combination of Kevin Boothe at center, Mitch Petrus at left guard, and David Diehl at left tackle (in for the injured Will Beatty) has worked in both the running game and pass protection.
However, some of Boothe’s snaps have been shaky, though they haven’t caused any disasters yet. If nothing else, it makes for a a very interesting decision that Coughlin and the coaching staff will face this week.
Meanwhile, there was some better news at tight end, too, where all three players on the active roster are on the injury report. Coughlin said that TE Bear Pascoe (ribs) and TE Travis Beckum (chest) will practice on Wednesday. TE Jake Ballard (knee) is the only one who will not.