Thursday, September 17, 2009
Baskett in line to help Colts
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
After trying out three veteran receivers on Tuesday, the Colts turned to a fourth option to help while injured wideout Anthony Gonzalez is down.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the team will sign Hank Baskett, recently released by Philadelphia as they make room to sort out their situation at quarterback while Donovan McNabb deals with a broken rib.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the team is able to work Baskett in. Reggie Wayne is the top guy with rookie Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon in line to divide up work as the No. 3. They could still have more prominent roles, depending on how Baskett fits in and how quickly.
The Colts start their usual practice week Thursday since they play Monday night at Miami. I'd expect once Baskett arrives he will spend extra time before and/or after practices working with Peyton Manning.