Philadelphia Eagles sign Hank Baskett to one year deal

via sports.popcrunch.com

Hank Baskett has returned. Today, the Eagles signed the WR they cut during last season to make room for Michael Vick on the roster. Baskett was picked up the Colts and ended up in the Superbowl. Although, that didn't go well for him...

That "incident" aside, Baskett has always been a very good special teams player and with Reggie Brown now gone he makes for decent depth with knowledge of the system. He seems very well suited to play the role the Eagles are going to ask him this season.

Andy Reid had this to say.

"I'm glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia," said head coach Andy Reid. "Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but he also does a solid job on special teams. He's a team player and his main focus has and always will be on helping his team win games. On top of all that, he's a quality person."

Next up today, Justin Fargas will meet the media around 1pm.

[Update by JasonB, 03/12/10 12:53 PM EST ] Comments from Baskett after the jump.


"It feels good. It feels like I went on a little vacation and came back home," Baskett said. "It's good. This has been home to me and it's good to come back and be welcomed back."

"There were a couple teams who had shown some interest but my agent and I had been in contact with the Eagles pretty much since day one and that just shows that I was really wanted back here and that makes me feel good because everyone knows that I left with no hard feelings and the Eagles, the coaches, everybody let me know that they weren't releasing me on bad terms," Baskett said, referencing the Eagles' release of Baskett last September. "Everybody told me that you never know when I could be back here, so it's a good feeling that they showed interest from day one."



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