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It's official. The Giants have announced they have released C David Baas. He has been classified as "waived/failed physical" as he continues to battle back from multiple injuries. Baas' salary cap hit the next two seasons were also a huge factor in his release.

[sny-accordion title="Giants official release on Baas"]EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ? If David Baas had his druthers, he?d be preparing for his 10th NFL season and fourth with the Giants.

?I haven?t lost that drive, I haven?t lost that desire to play football,? Baas said from his home in Florida. ?But sometimes other things are more important, and we?ve come to that crossroads. The thing that takes precedence right now is my health.?

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C David Baas' Giant career has been an injury-riddled one.

In 2011, the Giants signed free agent David Baas to a 5-year, $27.5 million deal to replace their Pro Bowl center Shaun O'Hara, who they released after a series of injuries.

The Giants went on to win the Super Bowl with Baas at center that year, but his tenure here with the Blue has been spotty, never really forming a solid rapport with QB Eli Manning and constantly having his name listed on the team's weekly injury report.

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The Giants lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-12 in their second preseason game, but had it not been for a lack of production in the red zone, the outcome could have been different.

The Giants? offense started three possessions in the first half at or inside the Colts? 12-yard line. Yet, the team managed to just settle for two field goals and have a turnover on downs.

There were a few positives offensively, but overall, a lot of work still needs to be done. It didn?t help that David Baas and Victor Cruz both went down with injuries on the opening drive ? though both X-rays (Baas? left knee and Cruz?s left foot) came back negative.

Tags: David BAAS, david wilson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NY Giants, offense, Victor Cruz
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Yesterday, the New York Post reported it was highly unlikely Giants offensive lineman David Diehl and cornerback Corey Webster would remain with the team unless they were willing to restructure their deals.

Well, the odds have changed ... at least for Webster

Center David Baas and Webster have each agreed to take pay reductions in order to stay with the Giants and give the team some much-needed cap space for the off-season.

Tags: Corey Webster, David BAAS, David Diehl, New York Giants, Editorial Aside
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Unlike years past, the 2012 Giants offensive live experienced a great deal of shuffling.

For the most part as a unit, the line did a good job of protecting Eli Manning. But the performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the 34-0 loss unfortunately cast a shadow over the line?s normally consistent production.

The problem right now the Giants are facing is that the veteran linemen are getting older but are making a ton of money. David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas may all be asked to take pay cuts. It would not be a surprise if the Giants chose to move on from Diehl altogether.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Chris Snee, David BAAS, David Diehl, giants, james brewer, Offensive Line, Editorial Aside, Will Beatty
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As the New York Giants (6-3) travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-5), the game will likely come down to the obvious -- will the Giants offense rediscover their mojo? Can Big Blue fix their Swiss Cheese defense? Will A.J. Green continue his impressive sophomore campaign?

With a little help from Pro Football Focus, here are three key match-ups to keep an eye on during this interconference showdown.

Eli Manning v. the Bengals' pass rush

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, a.j. green, Antrel Rolle, David BAAS, David Diehl, Eli Manning, geno atkins, Will Beatty
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As the Giants and Niners gear up for what has developed into a classic East Coast-West Coast battle, there has been plenty of back and forth between the two NFC squads.

Carlos Rogers is threatening to perform Victor Cruz's salsa. Jim Harbaugh is taking jabs at the Giants' coaching staff.

But how about what's going to take place on the field. Here's three key match-ups to watch for:

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Alex Smith, carlos rodgers, David BAAS, David Baas, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jim Harbaugh, justin smith, Justin Tuck, Kevin Boothe, Kevin Gilbride, Osi Umenyiora, Victor Cruz
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Trent Richardson v. Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora

No, I didn?t put this match-up on the list because of the war of words earlier in the week between Richardson and Umenyiora. The spotlight is not on candy right here.

When LeSean McCoy punctured the Giants defense for 123 yards last week, most of his damage was done when rushing toward the edges. With the Giants? defensive ends looking to pressure the quarterback, running lanes are created due to over-penetration.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, Cleveland Browns, David BAAS, David Baas, d'qwell jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul, joe thomas, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, trent richardson
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With camp set to begin on Friday, fans will finally get their football fix as the Giants get set to defend their world championship.

With the season opener against the Cowboys a little bit more than a month away, there will plenty of storylines and position battles to watch as the Giants open up camp in Albany.

There will be a few players with something to prove. That being said, here are five Giants in need of good training camp.

Tags: David BAAS, Domenik Hixon, Keith Rivers, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Shaun Rogers
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The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.

The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 2012 NFL Draft, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, David Baas, Eli Manning, Giants 2012 Schedule, Giants-Cowboys, Giants News, Giants Offense, Martellus Bennett, Mitch Petrus, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Offense, New York Giants Preseason, NFC, NFC East, NFL Draft, Victor Cruz, William Beatty
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The NY Giants offensive woes continue.

Before kick off on Sunday the New York Giants ranked #13 in passing offense; however 3rd in the their own division.?? The rushing offense gets worse.?? The Giants were ranked 24th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC East.? After Sunday's loss to Seattle running the ball continues to be a problem.

The tough, durable and productive offensive line that the Giants have had since 2005 has all but disappeared.? Ahmad Bradshaw the featured back in the Giants? offense has not had a 100 yard rushing game this season and only 1 game over 60 yards.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Snee, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, NFC East, Shawn Andrews, William Beatty
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With the Giants finally taking the field tonight to take on the Carolina Panthers, any legitimate football game will come as a respite to a team and fanbase in need of a diversion.

So, this will be a good time to try and squash all of the negative energy and see what this team is made of. There is sure to be a lot of rust, as there should with any post-lockout preseason game.

With that said, here are five things to look for tonight.

Tags: David BAAS, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, jerrel jernigan, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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I hope the all Giants fans "read between the lines" on the Jerry Reese recent press conference.? Back Off, I know what I'm doing...would be the theme.

Now, with that said lets all raise a pint to Jerry Reese and laugh at some of the comments he thinks we should believe. Roll the highlights...

1. "We had a game plan and we are sticking to our game plan" - So what plan would that be?? Loosing 3 out of 5 of our top Free Agents and ignore anyone on the open market that might make this team better?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bear Pascoe, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Fantasy Football, Free Agency, Giants News, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Tom Coughlin, Tony Romo
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For years, the Giants lined up the same five guys at offensive line: Shaun O'Hara at center, Rich Seubert and Chris Snee at guard and David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie out at tackle.

They played an NFL post-merger record 38 consecutive games together between 2007-2009 and have been widely considered one of the best groups in modern NFL history.

This summer, O'Hara and Seubert finally succumbed to the many injuries they suffered over the years. The Giants released them in the first 36 hours of training camp. To fill the void, they made an internal shift, moving Diehl inside to guard allowing Will Beatty to finally take over at tackle. Then they imported free agent center David Baas from San Francisco.

Tags: David BAAS, David Diehl, Giants Offensive Line, Giants Training Camp, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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The new CBA, unanimously ratified this past Monday by the players and owners, has resulted in a flurry of free agent signings and trades that have created an unprecedented onslaught of movement the NFL has never experienced. Across the board, general managers have been forced to part ways with veterans previously deemed inexposable, in an effort to shrink salary cap space and rapidly prepare their teams for the upcoming season via this shortened offseason.

For the Giants, locker room favorites Shaun O'Hara and Rich Seubert found themselves on the wrong end of this movement, as the Giants were forced to cut cap space in an effort to try and retain young talent while also evaluating the deep free agent pool created by the new labor agreement. (..more)

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, David Baas, Giants Training Camp, Mark Herzlich, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Free Agency, Pro Football NYC
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Former 49ers C David Baas has agreed to terms with the NYG this morning.

Obviously, he was brought in to fill the void left by an older (injury stricken) Shaun O'Hara who has been released. Like O'Hara. Baas started his career as a G but was eventually moved to C when San Francisco was bit by an injury bug at the position.

As you already know, O'Hara's position change led to Pro Bowl level success.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, David BAAS, New York Giants, Shaun O'Hara
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