Friday, March 12, 2010
Baskett signs with Eagles
By Dan Graziano
As we noted in the previous post, free-agent wide receiver Hank Baskett has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 27-year-old player was released last September after three seasons with the Eagles to make room for Michael Vick on the roster.
He caught on with the Colts and played in the Super Bowl. Of course, the downside to that story is that he's the guy who mishandled the onside kick that energized the Saints to open the second half. Baskett addressed that topic with local reporters Friday.
"I thought everybody was going to come down on me for it, but ... anybody who follows football knows that one play does not change a game," said Baskett. "It sucks that the first onsides kick in [Super Bowl] history before the fourth quarter had to happen to me."
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman released the following statement regarding Baskett:
"Hank adds solid depth to our wide receiving group, plus is a productive special-teams player," said Roseman. "He is a good teammate and obviously is a positive influence in the locker room and is a high-character person. We're excited about welcoming he and his family back to the Eagles."