Kendra's Worries Are No More As Baskett Signs With Colts

Jack DunleavyCorrespondent ISeptember 20, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 07: Hank Baskett #84 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates the first touchdown against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 7, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Colts were in desperate need for a new set of hands at the Wide-Out postiton. On Thursday, they found their new set of hands.

The Colts signed WR Hank Baskett on Thursday. He will cover for the injured Anthony Gonzalez, who hurt his knee in a 14-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He could be sidelined for up to 8 weeks, said coach Jim Caldwell.

Baskett had 71 receptions and 6 touchdown receptions, plus 1,046 yards of total offense and 14.7 yards per catch with the Eagles. He came into the season a restricted free-agent, until he was cut from the team to make room for Michael Vick.

In my opinion, Baskett didn't need to be cut. We could have cut WR Reggie Brown. He is who I thought we should have cut. The reason why is that Brown had his chance to be a franchise reciever for the Birds, and was good in his first season, but flopped in the seasons to come. Hank can play, but really wasn't been able to show his stuff for the Birds. Now, he doesn't have to worry about catching a McNabb pass. He has to worry about catching a Manning pass.

Baskett signed to a one-year deal, so Kendra's worries are over, at least, for this year.