With the trade of Reggie Brown, nobody should be surprised to hear the Eagles have scheduled talks with Super Bowl goat Hank Baskett-Wilkinson. Baskett spent the better part of four years training in Arizona with Donovan McNabb in the offseason and walking the Eagles sidelines during the season.
Last year, the Eagles were forced to carry four QBs when McNabb was injured and Michael Vick was added to the active roster. The Birds couldn’t afford to cut Brown due to cap constraints and Baskett was shipped out of town.
Now, the Eagles find themselves short at wideout with just DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant as the only ones likely to be on the roster at this point. Kevin Curtis’ career is likely over due to knee concerns that sidelined him most of last year.
With a lack of credentialed receivers on the market, the Eagles could do worse than Baskett. He knows the offense and would be a better fourth wideout than Brown. While we’re not thrilled with the idea of Baskett’s return, we’re not wholeheartedly opposed to it either — as long as he brings Kendra back to town.
The Eagles also are rumored to have meetings scheduled with Justin Fargas. The former Raider has shown flashes of being a decent player, but his best days are behind him. We’d be surprised to see Fargas in Philly next year.