NFL Free Agency: 10 Potential Landing Spots for Hank Baskett, Kendra Wilkinson
If there is one man in America that every man is jealous of, it has to be Hank Baskett.
This guy is a professional football player, and he is married to Kendra Wilkinson from The Girls Next Door.
However, it seems that one of those two attributes may be in jeopardy, and it's not his marriage.
After spending the beginning of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Baskett has since spent a short amount of time with the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings.
Neither opportunity worked out.
Now Baskett is looking for a team to give him a chance in 2011.
Here are 10 places Baskett could be playing next season.
10. Washington Redskins
You can blame Donovan McNabb all you want, but the Redskins would have been even worse without him.
Washington is just not a good team right now. They could use help at every position, including wide receiver.
Santana Moss and Anthony Armstrong were the only two decent wide receivers for the team last year. Baskett may not be a stud, but he would help a weak receiving core.
Plus, all of Baskett's success in his career has come when McNabb is throwing him the ball.
Not that it matters, since McNabb has likely played his final snap for the Redskins.
9. Indianapolis Colts
Baskett played 11 games for the Colts in 2009.
During those 11 games, he only had four receptions for 28 yards.
Last year the Colts struggled through many injuries, especially in the receiving core.
Baskett could be brought back to at least compete for one of the final receiver during training camp.
8. Chicago Bears
Last season, Matt Forte had more receptions than any receiver on the Bears' roster.
There were multiple reasons for this, the most obvious being that the Bears don't have the best receivers in the league.
Throw in the fact that trade rumors have been circulating over Devin Hester the last few weeks.
The Bears need some help at wide receiver; Jay Cutler can't be expected to do it all.
7. Cincinnati Bengals
Terrell Owens is done. Chad Ochocinco will likely be traded. Carson Palmer is refusing to play.
The Cincinnati offense is going to need some help. I can't wrap my head around the idea of Jordan Shipley being the team's top receiver.
I'm not saying that Baskett has the ability to be the top dog, but he would at least help.
The Bengals are a mess.
6. Philadelphia Eagles
It seems that many people are inclined to believe that Eagles fans are bitter people who hate every player on the team's roster.
This isn't true. They loved Baskett.
Obviously, it's not the decision of the fans. This doesn't mean Baskett may not return to Philadelphia.
There is a history with the team, so Baskett could return, even if it's only as a training camp body.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rookie Mike Williams had a brilliant year in Tampa Bay.
Despite this, the Buccaneers still need a lot of help at wide receiver.
Josh Freeman showed huge steps in his progress in becoming an elite quarterback in the league. With a few more weapons he could get there.
Baskett is a big red-zone threat and could be a great target for Freeman. Teams would have to choose between covering Williams or Baskett inside the 20.
4. New England Patriots
It just seems like the Bill Belichick thing to do.
Take an average player who is falling out of the spotlight, bring him to New England and make him a stud.
It doesn't always work, but it seems like it does more often than not for Belichick.
The Patriots lost their big, physical receiver when Randy Moss was traded. Baskett could give that back to New England.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
Matt Cassel just had the best year of his career.
He did it by throwing a ridiculous amount of times to Dwayne Bowe. It seems as though Cassel enjoys throwing to big receivers.
Why not give Cassel another big receiver to throw to?
The addition of Baskett could at least give Cassel the option of throwing to somebody different every once in a while.
2. Cleveland Browns
There is no team in the National Football League that needs a wide receiver more than the Browns.
I don't care if they draft A.J. Green, they need more than one guy.
The team's leading receiver last year was Benjamin Watson. Next in line was Peyton Hillis.
Colt McCoy needs weapons.
Baskett may not be the best, but he is better than what the Browns have to offer.
1. St. Louis Rams
All of St. Louis is hoping Julio Jones falls to the 14th pick in this year's draft.
Chances are, after his amazing performance at the combine, that isn't going to happen.
That leaves the Rams with only a few options.
They need to get Sam Bradford weapons, and will likely address the position in later rounds if Jones is off the board.
They still should focus on picking up a player or two in free agency.
Baskett is an underlooked player who could come cheap. The Rams should take a chance on him.
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