Vikings Sign Hank Baskett, Waive Mickey Shuler


Hank Baskett is back for a second go-around with the Vikings.  A day after the Eagles cut the one-time Minnesota training camp hero, the Vikes added him to their much-discussed receiver corps, signing him to a one-year deal.

To make room for Baskett, the Vikings waived tight end Mickey Shuler.

Baskett has gained a certain notoriety in the years since he first toiled for the Vikings, first by marrying Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson, then by dropping an onside kick in the Super Bowl as a member of the Colts.  That’s a mixed-bag if I ever saw one.

It’s unlikely that Baskett will be the man to solve the Vikings’ passing woes.  However, at 6-4, he does give Brett Favre the tall receiver he says he wants.  The fans would’ve prefered Vincent Jackson – and probably Favre would have too – but that possibility looks all-but-dead.

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Tags: Brett Favre Hank Baskett Kendra Wilkinson Mickey Shuler Minnesota Vikings Vincent Jackson

  • nitty1964

    The Vikes GM and Head Coach should be fired like yesterday. Hank Baskett is a nice guy and all but no way is he the answer for our 0-2 start. I’d much rather sigh a present day Jerry Rice (5 years retired) then Baskett. Right now we need a true and proven #1 receiver. Someone who can stretch the field, someone opposing secondarys takes seriously. Who is Baskett going to scare? He will get no double coverage assignments whatsoever. I hate to be pessimistic but I’m prepared for a losing season which could have one good outcome the end of Chilly reign of terror in Minnesota. Zygi wake up and smell the coffee if you want a new stadium and any chance of a SB appearance Chilly is not the man for the job. Get Bill Cower off TV and on our sideline if you wish to achieve anything but mediocrity.