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.