The Eagles have officially brought back wide receiver Hank Baskett, signing the 27-year-old to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Baskett, 27, spent the majority of the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Colts after he was released by the Eagles on September 15. He appeared in 12 regular season games (11 with Colts, one with Eagles) and also played in all three playoff games for the Colts, including the Super Bowl.
"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."
Added general manager Howie Roseman, "Hank adds solid depth to our wide receiving group, plus is a productive special teams player. He is a good teammate and obviously is a positive influence in the locker room and is a high-character person. We're excited about welcoming he and his family back to the Eagles."
Baskett owns three of the top ten longest plays in Eagles history (90, 89 and 87 yard touchdowns). In 2006, he became the second rookie in NFL history to post two touchdown catches of 85-plus yards (89 and 87) in the same season Baskett is also a proven performer on special teams, garnering the Eagles special teams MVP in 2007 after leading the team that year with 277 special teams production points. In his four-year career, he has ammassed 76 catches for 1,080 yards (14.2 yards per catch).
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:10 a.m., March 12