David Baas practices for the Giants

The Giants got some good news on Wednesday when center David Baas returned to practice after injuring his left MCL during the preseason, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

 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.

Giants linebacker Dan Connor (burner),  cornerback Prince Amukamara (concussion), right tackle David Diehl (thumb), tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) and rookie defensive end Damontra Moore (shoulder) were all held out of practice.