Tag:Hank Baskett
Posted on: November 3, 2010 1:06 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 1:06 pm
 

Sidney Rice coming off PUP Wednesday

Posted by Will Brinson

During Brad Childress' weekly press conference (which may be broadcast in Times Square at this point), most of the questions were focused on this Randy Moss fella (more on that in a bit).

But in terms of players who are actually still on the Vikings roster, Childress had some good news, telling the media that Sidney Rice would come off the the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, and begin practicing.

The Vikings will have three weeks to evaluate Rice and see if they want to activate him.

Rice underwent surgery on his hip during the offseason after a Pro Bowl year and some questions about his contract (which pays him $550,000 in the last year of his rookie deal).

As for who would fill Randy Moss' void on offense while Rice is evaluated, Childress' response was, "We have Hank Baskett." Oof.

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Posted on: September 22, 2010 8:50 am
Edited on: September 22, 2010 11:04 am
 

Report: Bolts want 2nd & 3rd-rounders for Jackson

Posted by Will Brinson

Most of yesterday afternoon was spent hearing not-so-hushed whispers about the prospect of Vincent Jackson being traded to the Minnesota Vikings -- at least until Michael Vick was named the starter in Philly anyway .

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported late Tuesday that the rumored deal (which has been in the hypothetical makings for quite some time) "looks dead" because the Chargers continue to demand more than the Vikes are willing to give up. Specifically, Cole reports that the Bolts want a 2011 second- and third-round pick in exchange for Jackson.

Reportedly, Minnesota has reached a deal with Jackson's camp that would pay him $6 million in 2010; the problem is that Minnesota doesn't want to give San Diego that hefty of a compensation package in return.

Instead, Cole states that they want to give up a second-rounder and then a pick whose value is tied to inking Jackson to a longer deal; based on the stubbornness of the Chargers and A.J. Smith in negotiating deals it seems pretty unlikely the Bolts will change their stance on what they're willing to take.

That also explains why the Rams are now reportedly out of the running for Jackson's services .

Any deal that the Chargers make needs to be done by 4 PM EST Wednesday -- otherwise the reduction of Jackson's suspension to four games is voided.

One more interesting point from this -- Cole's sources indicate that Jackson, if he leaves the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent after 2010, will purposely sign a back-end-loaded contract so that the Chargers won't receive the third-rounder they've been using as leverage for not giving up Jackson for less than he's worth.

That might just be a bluff coming from Jackson's camp, or it might be him spitefully getting back at the Chargers' stubbornness in dealing with his situation.

Come 4 PM EST on Wednesday, though, any vendettas will have to wait for the offseason, as once Jackson's second suspension gets locked in, it's highly unlikely that any team will be willing to part with too much value to pick up the disgruntled wideout. But, hey, on the bright side, Minnesota : Hank Baskett!

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 10:12 pm
 

Vikings get a WR (not the one fans hope for)

Posted by Andy Benoit

The Minnesota Vikings have finally brought in another wide receiver. Nope, not the one you’re thinking of. H. Baskett

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Vikings have signed former Eagle Hank Baskett. Baskett is a big, athletic target.

And, in case you didn’t know, he has a really hot wife. In fact, when Googling “Hank Baskett”, check out what images come back. For even better results, check out what comes back when Googling “Hank Baskett wife”.

La Canfora says the Vikings are still working hard on a deal for Vincent Jackson. The deadline to trade for him and get part of his suspension lifted is 4:00 pm ET Wednesday.

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