A Vincent Jackson Loss is a Hank Baskett Gain
There’s a lot of juggling going down in the NFL and this week was no exception. Wide receiver, Hank Baskett, 28, was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday to make room for running back Joique Bell. Baskett, best known for being married to reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson, and that unfortunate fumble against the Saints in the Super Bowl, didn’t have to wait long before he was picked up.
The Minnesota Vikings, in need of a receiver, are bringing back Baskett. Wide receiver, Percy Harvin, plagued with migraines as well as a strained hip, missed practice Wednesday. In addition, Bernard Berrian, who has only three catches for 27 yards in two games, has been limited at practice due to a knee injury.
Initially, the Vikings were interested in Vincent Jackson, however the 3 p.m. trade deadline passed and he remains the property of the San Diego Chargers. Now he will have to sit out the first six games of the season, instead of the first four for any team. The troubled Jackson is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, in addition to the three games after being placed on the Charger roster-exempt list.
The 6’4” Baskett has the height to be a much needed target for Brett Favre, but in the first two games he has had no receptions. Always, one with the great attitude however, he commented, "I didn’t expect to go back to Philly this year. That’s why my dad always raised me to never burn any bridges because you never know where you can end up, especially in this job. The fact that the Vikings have invited me back says a lot and I truly appreciate Coach Childress and the team for a second opportunity here."
Baskett has signed a one year contract with the Vikings.