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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Eagles release Baskett to make room for RB

By Dan Graziano

The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Hank Baskett in order to make room for running back Joique Bell, who was signed off the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.

Bell, an undrafted rookie, led the Bills with 152 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 27 carries in the preseason, but he was released Sept. 4 and then signed to the practice squad a day later.

The 24-year-old Bell posted remarkable numbers at Division II Wayne State and was named player of the year after rushing for more than 2,000 yards and collecting 29 touchdowns.

Baskett played in the Super Bowl for the Colts last season before returning to the Eagles this past offseason. He became expendable in large part because rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper emerged as a capable threat in training camp.