Giants place David Baas on injured reserve

AP

Make it two starting offensive linemen on injured reserve for the Giants.

The Giants ended center David Baas’ season on Wednesday, two days after he suffered a knee injury against the Vikings. Baas joins guard Chris Snee on injured reserve and the knee injury ends a frustrating season that also included a neck injury that forced Baas to the sideline for three weeks.

“The doctors showed me that a linebacker whipped into my leg or something like that,” Baas said, via the team’s website. “I didn’t even know that it was almost a touchdown catch. I had no idea, because I got hit and obviously went down to the ground and then got back up and limped off. You kind of know right away when you get that feeling. I was hoping it wasn’t anything worse, but it’s definitely bad enough to where it’s come to this.”

The Giants didn’t announce any addition to the roster to fill Baas’ spot. Jim Cordle started at center when Baas was out earlier in the season and would be the likely choice to do so now that Baas is out for good.

13 responses to “Giants place David Baas on injured reserve

  1. At this rate, they’ll be pulling guys off the street to suit up. Not that Baas was a big loss, considering how badly he played this year and last, but what little depth the Giants have just got thinner

  2. Baas wasn’t a great signing. The Giants will need to address Center in the draft or see if they can get someone to sign a reasonable contract in FA. The Giants have been playing poorly all season but they also have had a rash of injuries. Not a great combination.

  3. Boothe played center just as often as Baas did that season because he was in and out of games then too.

  4. primenumber19 says: Oct 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    The Giants won a superbowl with Baas as their center, so regardless of how this year turns out, I would say the signing worked out just fine.
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    We won despite him. He nearly got Eli killed in San Francisco.

  5. Eli was least sacked QB last year and was among the least sacked in the SB year. You can’t call the player that is making the line protection calls a bust based on that alone.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 23, 2013 3:54 PM
    primenumber19 says: Oct 23, 2013 3:34 PM

    The Giants won a superbowl with Baas as their center, so regardless of how this year turns out, I would say the signing worked out just fine.
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    We won despite him. He nearly got Eli killed in San Francisco.
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    That’s unfair. First, leave the we won “despite” him arguments for the hating Eagles’ fans that say we won 2 SBs with our defense “despite” Eli. Second, SF had pass rushers for days that year and Baas wasn’t the only one who had trouble.

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