Eagles cut Hank Baskett

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No longer will Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb or whoever else handles the Eagles quarterbacking position be able to “put the biscuit in the Baskett.”
In a move that is a bit of a head-scratcher, the Eagles cut wide receiver Hank Baskett to make room for Michael Vick on the active roster. The move comes on the heals of the Eagles signing Jeff Garcia and placing Shaw Andrews on IR.
Someone had to go, but Baskett?
The Eagles had carried seven receivers on their 53-man roster through Week 1. Apparently Baskett became expendable after Philadelphia selected Jeremy Maclin in the first round of April’s draft and added Brandon Gibson in the sixth round.
For his career as an Eagle, Baskett finished with 72 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 48 games. Nothing spectacular, but Baskett was never given much of an opportunity to shine.
I don’t have a problem with the Eagles cutting a receiver, but I question the decision to cut Baskett and keep a career underachiever Reggie Brown. A first round pick, Brown had fallen far enough down the depth chart to be inactive in Week 1. I guess the Eagles still hold him in higher regard than Baskett.
In the end, this move may be a trivial one. With Jackson, Maclin, Jason Avant and Kevin Curtis on the field, it was unlikely Baskett or Brown would have much of an impact.
Still, I am not sure the Eagles cut the right receiver.

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5 Responses to “Eagles cut Hank Baskett”

  1. FastEddie on September 15th, 2009 8:03 pm

    I completely agree with this article, Reggie Brown hasn’t done anything to show people that he can play in the NFL while Baskett has shown a bit of promise with the small chances he has gotten, not to mention Baskett having the size and good enough speed for a NFL wide out his only problem has been being on his wifes reality tv show, and letting her speak out on him, even if she was COMPLETELY right with what she said. Point is Baskett was turning out to be a sucessful receiver when the Eagles started using his size and strength down in the red zone for fades into the endzone until they mysteriously stopped throwing to him. He could’ve been developed into a good tall physical WR kinda like what we had when we last went to a super bowl, without the disaster of a locker room time bomb.

  2. Doug on September 15th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Yeah why keep Reggie Brown?

  3. Eric Schwartz on September 15th, 2009 9:50 pm

    I could see if they traded Baskett (like they tried to) because he may have gotten more back than Brown, but to cut him makes no sense.

  4. ronvandam77 on September 16th, 2009 8:55 pm

    the worst part about baskett being cut is kendra is not around any more!! lol! but seriously, nobody wants reggie brown, he stinks. lets dump kolb and him together, maybe we can get a few water bottles for them.

  5. king ed on September 18th, 2009 10:38 pm

    good luck to hank hope he has a chance to make another team better…get rid of reggie!

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