Birds bring back Hank Baskett

Cut last season due to a numbers crunch that partially has been alleviated with the trade of Reggie Brown, receiver Hank Baskett is back in Philly.

Baskett, originally an undrafted free agent, was traded to the Eagles by the Vikings in 2006.  Largely a backup (he has seven career starts), Baskett has been a reliable member of the depth chart.

After being cut, he landed with the Colts, where he caught only four passes in 11 games.  Most notably, he failed to catch an onside kick at the outset of the third quarter in the Super Bowl, which tilted the momentum toward the eventual champions, the Saints.

The fact that Baskett has signed a one-year deal could be largely meaningless; he’s currently a member of the 80-man roster.  In the end, he could be one of the 27 who is politely asked to get the hell out.

52 responses to “Birds bring back Hank Baskett

  1. Note to Andy Reid, dont put Baskett on the “hands team” to recover an onside kick, in fact, dont put him on kick return at all….

  2. he just might make it as the eagles fifth wide out after jackson maclin avant and curtis. they also signed hall from the air force… hes like a poor mans percy harvin so they look pretty decent at wide out

  3. Hopefully Hank’s been saving his pennies. He has a new baby, and a high-maintenance wife, Kendra to keep happy!

  4. Hank Baskett(ball) Jones,
    I got a Hank Baskett(ball) Jones
    Got a Hank Baskett(ball) Jones,
    oh baby, oo-oo-oo

  5. I think the Eagles will cut Curtis, leaving Baskett as the 4th Eagles WR pending the draft and any other pickups.
    Baskett may well make the roster in this capacity.

  6. the question here is how many times did kendra go down on mr. andy reid to get hank back on the team? thoughts..

  7. Kendra most definitely is NOT pissed!
    She’s just happy the bum of a husband isn’t going to be looking for work… at least, until final cuts in camp come.
    I’d be curious if they had a pre-nup. Could quite possibly be the first pre-nup in history in which the wife wants to guard HER fortunes against a NFL player.

  8. yes i also would love to have Brandon Gibson back,birds are a shoe in to win the salary cap bowl this year

  9. Manel_Noreaga says:
    they also signed hall from the air force… hes like a poor mans percy harvin so they look pretty decent at wide out
    A poor mans version of percy harvin ??? More like the next Jeremy Bloom!!! 3 preseason games and then jobless.

  10. I don’t get the hate, really. He was a solid enough guy, comes cheap, and almost always caught it when it was thrown his way.

  11. Manel_Noreaga
    I would be surprised if Curtis is on the roster for 2010 . . . I think he gets traded ala Reggie Brown or out right cut . . . Jackson, Maclin and Avant are your three WR who get serious time . . . but Curtis wouldn’t be a true #4 possession type guy . . . Baskett fits that role better. Essentially Curtis would have to fill the Jackson or Maclin role, not an Avant or #4 role.
    Since the Eagles are bring Kendra back . . . after they trade a QB or 2 should the bring Garcia back as a veteran backup . . . his wife, Carmella DeCesare, is hot also.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carmella_DeCesare_calibre68.jpg

  12. WHY? WHY? WHY?
    We certainly do not need someone with his limited ability. Are we signing people just to have bodies around for training camp and later just going to cut them?
    Four receptions in 11 games for the Colts should tell us that he really is not a pro caliber receiver.
    What is the up side to signing him?

  13. Hopefully Hank’s been saving his pennies. He has a new baby, and a high-maintenance wife, Kendra to keep happy!
    __________________________________
    I wasn’t sure who is wife was, so I Googled her.
    According to the Wall Street Journal, she considers the Olive Garden her “soul food”, so she can’t be that difficult to maintain.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121857145147234237.html

  14. “poor mans percy harvin ”
    WOW… You must not think highly of Percy or you’re a complete moron

  15. I hear that he can catch fade patterns in the end zone, as long as the game is held in the Lehigh Valley.

  16. He had the 2nd biggest choke in the Superbowl behind Peyton Manning’s INT to Tracy Porter.
    He’d better save his money he’s not even a starter and he has a high maintenance wife that may be looking to be an unrestricted free agent to another football player.

  17. @ Cut Da Jokes..
    why would Kendra be pissed? shes an Eagles fan.. her mom used to be an Eagles cheerleader

  18. dude sucks, has no hands and I know manning wanted him gone. he’s a wanna be celebrity with his skank girlfriend. who gives a rats ass?

  19. Hank Baskett stinks! He never lived up to his height. Thought we could use him in the redzone (jump balls), but it never worked out. He’s worthless even as a five.

  20. you know you cant be all that great when you can only get 4 receptions on the colts offense

  21. i wonder what tape convinced the birds that they should take him back…must have been the ball careening off his hands and head during that onside kick cause i am pretty sure thats the only film on hank the entire year!
    i feel for you hank, you are not a good football player and you are married to one of the dumbest and most annoying people on the planet.

  22. His wife is far from hot. Shes the most annoying wench Ive ever seen. Couldnt pay me enough to touch where many have gone before. BTW Hank blew the Super Bowl.

  23. Reminds me of when we drafted kids in little league. Always considered the “mom’ factor.

  24. Do you think Kendra wakes up in the morning, realizes that she parlayed a Playboy Playmate spread, a role in the “Girls Next Door” and a fairly serious 15 minutes of fame into marriage and a baby with a guy that is about 6 months from a career selling used cars, and wonders what the hell happened?

  25. Good pickup, he’s a good special teams player and makes a huge catch every once in a while. Not just a good catch, a huge catch, like a game clincher for 80 yards.
    And really, the Saints knew they could exploit the Colts on the onsides because the front line always left early. Bad coaching.

  26. I was truly amazed that Baskett booted that onsides kick in the Super Bowl. I mean he spent years with McNabb tossing worm burners at his feet during camp. You would think with all that practice, he could be a shortstop by now…..Just another BRILLIANT signing by Reid, he’s also planning on bringing in Todd Pinkston,Freddie Mitchell and anyone who has had a torn ACL in the last calendar year.

  27. “And really, the Saints knew they could exploit the Colts on the onsides because the front line always left early. Bad coaching.”
    Bad coaching didn’t make that ball squirt out of Baskett’s butterfingers.

  28. “why would Kendra be pissed?”
    Because Philly is where promising young wide receivers go to see their careers die in obscurity.

  29. “We certainly do not need someone with his limited ability. Are we signing people just to have bodies around for training camp and later just going to cut them?”
    Andy’s on a mission to prove that it’s his scheme, not the players.

  30. “I don’t get the hate, really. He was a solid enough guy, comes cheap, and almost always caught it when it was thrown his way.”
    Pretty sad, considering the fact that he has only 76 catches in four seasons. I guess 5 wasn’t trying to throw it to him all that much, though. Too busy looking at the checkoff guy as first read.

  31. Baskett wont get cut. It will be:
    1.Desean Jackson
    2.Jeremy Maclin
    3.Jason Avant
    4.Kevin Curtis
    5.Hank Baskett
    6.Draft Pick/Rookie
    Bank on it.

  32. why would Kendra be pissed? shes an Eagles fan.. her mom used to be an Eagles cheerleader
    Actually she is a chargers fan…

  33. Poor Hank a good guy, but he can’t act and he is not a good football player, so what’s left: BASEBALL OR BASKETBALL?? Kendra better get her ass in shape…she going to need the money. lol

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