Hank Baskett-Wilkinson is no longer an Eagle, meaning he and Girl Next Door Kendra will likely be headed back to Los Angeles by the end of the week. Kendra had just moved East with her hubby and was planning to give birth to the happy couple’s first child this winter in Philly.
Looks like Hugh better prep a nursery in the Playboy Mansion
The Eagles released Baskett today to make room for Michael Vick, who was activated from the exempt list. That means the Eagles are using four active roster spots on quarterbacks. That is almost unheard of in the NFL.
Releasing Baskett to make way for Vick makes sense since the Eagles elected to keep seven receivers to start the season. However, why get rid of Baskett? Why not Reggie Brown who wasn’t even active last week? The depth chart as of Sunday apparently had Kendra Brown under Baskett. What changed between then and now?
Maybe Reid wants to give Baskett a chance to land with a team where he might play more. However, then why didn’t he just cut Baskett in tranining camp when his odds of landing elsewhere would have been better.
Instead, this reeks of Reid not wanting to admit the mistake he made when selecting Brown in the second round.
Also, why get rid of him this week? OK, you can understand wanting Vick to practice, but why hasn’t he been practicing since week 1?
Either McNabb is hurt more than the Eagles are letting on, or Kevin Kolb is on his way to the unemployment line next to Baskett if he doesn’t perform well this week. Vick is clearly being groomed to play quarterback soon than later, and ascend to second on the depth chart when McNabb is healthy, with today’s move.