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Eagles activate Vick, dump Baskett

The Philadelphia Eagles, after trying in vain to trade receiver Hank Baskett, have opted instead to dump him in the circular bin for holding waste.

The move was necessitated by a desire to activate quarterback Mike Vick to the 53-man roster.  Previously, Vick was on an exempt list; he was permitted to attend meetings and work out on his own, but he was not permitted to practice.

(Several media members have reported this move, either by Twitter or otherwise.  In lieu of pissing off any of them by omitting him or her, I’ll go ahead and piss off all of them by mentioning none of them.)

The Eagles had the ability to move Vick to the active roster at any time, or to leave him on the exempt status.  He remains suspended until Week Three.

The team now has four quarterbacks on the active roster:  Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Jeff Garcia, and Vick.

McNabb has a broken rib.  Kolb is expected to start against the Saints on Sunday, if McNabb can’t play.

The move means that the two starting quarterbacks from Vick last regular-season game are now on the same roster — Garcia had limited duty in a 24-17 win over the Falcons in the final week of the 2006 season.

The leading receiver in the game, with 177 yards, was Hank Baskett.

Because Baskett is not a vested veteran, he’ll be required to pass through waivers.

In other words, he’ll be playing for the Lions on Sunday.

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35 Responses to “Eagles activate Vick, dump Baskett”
  1. Akshun says: Sep 15, 2009 3:05 PM

    Baskett is good for ONE good play a whole season…

  2. straverse says: Sep 15, 2009 3:05 PM

    Damn, you’re on top form today Florio. Good stuff all around.

  3. GiorgioMustica says: Sep 15, 2009 3:06 PM

    This is what Baskett gets for stealing Kendra away from me!!! F U Hank, you’re not finding a job anywhere hahaha!!! Have fun sponging off Kendra for the rest of your life :)

  4. Citizen Strange says: Sep 15, 2009 3:07 PM

    In other words, he’ll be playing for the Lions on Sunday.
    In other words, his wife will move back in with Hef by Sunday.

  5. marcduke says: Sep 15, 2009 3:08 PM

    Damn Eagles, the poor guy has a baby on the way….

  6. penguininbondage says: Sep 15, 2009 3:09 PM

    Why in the hell would anybody trade for a guy they know will be cut?
    Basket was decent but no star to be.

  7. marcduke says: Sep 15, 2009 3:12 PM

    “Have fun sponging off Kendra for the rest of your life :)”
    That sounds like a fantastic way to live.

  8. mtm1930 says: Sep 15, 2009 3:20 PM

    I would LOVE to have seen Kendra’s face when she heard the news. I’m sure she had delusions of being in the spotlight with a pro athlete, and now she will be longing for the days of living off Heff while he gets tossed around the league and probably either ends up on a practice squad or in Canada. I think EVERYONE except Kendra saw this coming. Sorry Hank but you just aren’t that talented a receiver and Kendra your appeal left when that lip sync’ show went off the air a few years ago. Next up…. Surreal Life!

  9. Ottawa49ers says: Sep 15, 2009 3:21 PM

    his wife is trash i don’t see how anyone finds her attractive (above the chest I’m talking)

  10. Buttered Izel Jenkins says: Sep 15, 2009 3:23 PM

    Good riddance. Every time they showed him on his wife’s show, I got angrier and angrier that he wasn’t doing push-ups.

  11. stopwest says: Sep 15, 2009 3:24 PM

    kendra if you’re reading this I still have good job

  12. CapsLockKey says: Sep 15, 2009 3:27 PM

    “dump Baskett”
    When did the Eagles sign Najeh Davenport?

  13. schism says: Sep 15, 2009 3:37 PM

    I highly doubt that Kolb will be starting this weekend, we all know Garcia is the place to go, he may be middled aged, but he’s a proven weapon, he’l be good, at least until Vick can run again.

  14. theroc5156 says: Sep 15, 2009 3:38 PM

    “Eagles activate Vick, dump Baskett”
    Couldn’t you have just said the flushed the toilet instead of activating their dump baskett?

  15. Dawkphan says: Sep 15, 2009 3:45 PM

    What the hell is Reggie Brown still doing on the roster?? he’s been Invisible since last year. I wouild rather have Hank than Reggie.

  16. surefooted says: Sep 15, 2009 3:46 PM

    hahahaha good riddance to rubbish.

  17. LCCJ says: Sep 15, 2009 3:48 PM

    Kendra don’t believe what they’re saying the eagles didn’t cut me they do this all the time to stir up the media….(puts the phone down)
    Oh shit what am I going to do now, anybody know Hef’s number?

  18. hayward giablommi says: Sep 15, 2009 3:55 PM

    Maybe if Hank could have come up with some new and innovative ways to torture mans best friend, they would have cut someone else.

  19. grant44 says: Sep 15, 2009 3:59 PM

    Looks like Baskett will have plenty of time to put a crib together & go out for pickles or ice cream when his trailer-trash wife gets a craving. She was always the skankiest of the 3 bimbettes living w/ Hef. I give the marriage one more (NFL) season.

  20. NeilB says: Sep 15, 2009 4:21 PM

    McNabb should be careful, Vick might decide that says McNabb is hurt, Thuggy McVick might have to get out his jumper cables and a bucket of H20.

  21. mixman34 says: Sep 15, 2009 4:25 PM

    The question is……. how long will it take Chilly to pick up this dude up.

  22. JoeSchmoe says: Sep 15, 2009 4:38 PM

    It’s going to be funny seeing Baskett trying to pimp Kendra’s tired saggin ass down on Skid Row in 10 years (maybe less) because both will have nothing going for themselves by then. I’ll take a pic with them for sure and hang it next to the one I got with the Blue Blockers guy in Nola. Grabbin a $14 Beejer to boot will depend on how she’s lookin at the time I suppose…
    Neither deserves what they have been given in life thus far. Baskett’s highlight at this point is being the guy in a commercial where he drops a pass in slow-mo. Nice.

  23. EskinSux says: Sep 15, 2009 4:38 PM

    grant44 says:
    September 15, 2009 3:59 PM
    “I give the marriage one more (NFL) season.”
    —————————————-
    Well, maybe they should just pack in now, put the baby up for adoption, a PFT commenter has given his assesment of their martial situtation……I’m an Eagles fan and I know Baskett sucks, as does Brown, but do you really think anyone gives a rats ass about how long you give the marriage?…..Go to TMZ if you wanna be a gossip bitch…..

  24. steeler-hater says: Sep 15, 2009 5:09 PM

    I’m surprised nobody offered Philly at least a 7th rounder for this guy.
    Or at least inquired about one of the other Eagle WRs.

  25. winkel33 says: Sep 15, 2009 5:10 PM

    You would think the Raiders might try to find a place for Baskett – the defense looked improved, they have a running game, but are in desperate need for NFL-quality veteran receivers.

  26. EskinSux says: Sep 15, 2009 5:27 PM

    JoeSchmoe says:
    September 15, 2009 4:38 PM
    It’s going to be funny seeing Baskett trying to pimp Kendra’s tired saggin ass down on Skid Row in 10 years (maybe less) because both will have nothing going for themselves by then. I’ll take a pic with them for sure and hang it next to the one I got with the Blue Blockers guy in Nola. Grabbin a $14 Beejer to boot will depend on how she’s lookin at the time I suppose…
    Neither deserves what they have been given in life thus far. Baskett’s highlight at this point is being the guy in a commercial where he drops a pass in slow-mo. Nice.
    ————————————
    And this comment makes your pathetic existence worthy now?….Great…Thank christ PFT is here, so you can be so noteworthy……….Nice…Sometimes I wonder, why people even post…..

  27. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 15, 2009 6:31 PM

    Dawkphan says:
    September 15, 2009 3:45 PM
    What the hell is Reggie Brown still doing on the roster?? he’s been Invisible since last year. I wouild rather have Hank than Reggie.
    ***
    Reggie Brown is fully vested and they would have to pay him for the entire year (not to mention the six mil dead space on cap).
    Hank Basket, they get all of his 1.5 mil back except for the prorated one game amount.
    Baskett may be back after Garcia (or Kolb) gets cut when McNabb returns. Or, that spot may go to Runyan. One thing is for sure – Kolb will be the 3rd string when McNabb comes back so he does not take an active game day spot. Maybe he and Reggie Brown can practice together while the team is playing.

  28. GiorgioMustica says: Sep 15, 2009 6:45 PM

    @ Winkel33….
    I agree with u, if u know, Baskett was an NFL-quality veteran reciever. I have a better chance sittin on my ass and getting a job with Oakland than this schmuck.

  29. Quagmire says: Sep 15, 2009 7:10 PM

    Hello darkness, I mean Detroit, my old friend.

  30. Colts18 says: Sep 15, 2009 7:15 PM

    “(Several media members have reported this move, either by Twitter or otherwise. In lieu of pissing off any of them by omitting him or her, I’ll go ahead and piss off all of them by mentioning none of them.)”
    =============================
    Haha, that made me laugh.
    I like to think we are the bastard children of the
    recently formed world of Sports gossip.

  31. JRLC says: Sep 15, 2009 8:28 PM

    McNabb’s injury must be pretty serious for them to sign Garcia with Vick being reinstated week 3. surely they could play Kolb 1 game if they had confidence Vick could step in week 3.
    Kolb is defenatly gone & it almost looks like there ready to send McNabb go after another injury plauged year. i cant remember the last time McNabb played a full season & its got to put pressure on him to see 2 starting QBs running his team.
    you really think they would pull Vick or Garcia for McNabb if their on a winning streak? it wont happen & the fans LOVED Garcia when he was there. McNabb is in trouble & he knows A.Reid has been trying to get rid of him for the past couple years. heck the fans have boo’ed him off the field many time & he’s done nothing but CHOKE in big games.
    its either A.Reid or McNabb in Philly after this year but it could happen soon rather then later. i can assure you the last thing McNabb wanted to see was Vick signing with the Eagles & even more then Vick signing was the addition of Garcia today.
    he didnt evenwant to look at the camera when he was interviewed about the signing of Garcia.
    that organization is a mess & you can only keep so much private before its just obvious. there trying to go in the same direction but only with different players. Vick is the future of Philly & so is McCoy, they knew going into the draft that RB was on top the list. they drafted a franchise RB that can run the same scheme as Westbrook.
    i dont disagree with the Phillys going in another direction but i disagree with how their doing it. McNabb & the rest of the guys that dont fit in their future plans have families & they have given a lot to the community & organization. especially Mcnabb, he might not have won the big game but neither did Dan Marino. Westbrook has been a workhorse & took a lot of abuse for them to win some games. he put his body on the line for that organization & they couldnt even give him a fair contract or guarentee him 2 more years. he might not have been E.Smith but he’s the best they ever seen…good organization thats breaking down & its only going to get worse.
    Mcnabb must really love his job or be the dumbest person alive to sit there & lie for an organization thats throwing him under the bus…
    i’m a Dallas Cowboy fan & i know things arent perfect their either but atleast they release guys before they throw them under the bus. the Eagles organization hasnt been the same since TurdO was riding the exercise bike in the driveway so they know first hand the mess he creates…

  32. Poopdollar says: Sep 15, 2009 10:43 PM

    JRLC – you couldn’t be more wrong. Slow night flippin burgers?

  33. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 15, 2009 11:05 PM

    JRLC – What? McNabb was injury free LAST YEAR. Garcia signing…. who do you propose to be the backup this week?

  34. MasterShake says: Sep 15, 2009 11:31 PM

    S.F. may make a phone call. (or tweet, whatever) If their crabs don’t get cured, this could be an opportunity for baskett.
    Crabs, baskett, a plethora of jokes there.

  35. Ocelot138 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:01 PM

    JRLC-
    Nobody wants to read your screenplay. I sure didn’t. Go away.

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