Michael Vick Signed, Eagles' Hank Baskett Released

Neil FerroContributor ISeptember 15, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Hank Baskett #84 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Jason Avant #81 after catching a touchdown against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on November 9, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Eagles' wide receiver Hank Baskett has been removed from the Philadelphia Eagles roster to make room for Michael Vick, the AP is reporting.

Vick is eligible to play in an NFL game starting September 27th, when the Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs. Baskett will probably be traded; the Eagles have so far been unsuccessful in finding an interested party.

Vick's signing was probably expedited by Donovan McNabb's cracked rib injury, which the Eagles' QB suffered in a week one victory over the Carolina Panthers. Second-string QB Kevin Kolb may have to step in for McNabb if his injury keeps him sidelined.

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