Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baskett and Fargas to visit Eagles next

Four days after dumping Reggie Brown, the Eagles are bringing back wide receiver Hank Baskett tomorrow morning for a free agent look-see. Free agent running back Justin Fargas will also visit the NovaCare Complex tomorrow.

Baskett and Fargas to visit Eagles next

Four days after dumping Reggie Brown, the Eagles are bringing back wide receiver Hank Baskett tomorrow morning for a free agent look-see. Free agent running back Justin Fargas will also visit the NovaCare Complex tomorrow.

Baskett will meet with the media at 11 a.m. and Fargas at 1:30 p.m.

The Eagles released Baskett early last season and he was picked up by the Colts. Hank "Hands" was part of the Indianapolis team that reached the Super Bowl. If you recall, it was Baskett that couldn't secure a Saints onsides kick to open the second half.

The 27-year-old Baskett spent a little more than three seasons with the Eagles. If the Eagles were the sign him it would give them the large receiver they lack. Of course, the 6-foot-4 Baskett wouldn't see many snaps with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant already in the fold.

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Vargas was released by the Raiders last week because he supposedly failed a physical. He denied that claim. Last season, the 6-1, 220-pound tailback was second on the team in rushing, gaining 491 yards on 129 carries. With Brian Westbrook no longer with the Eagles, the team needs another running back to complement the young LeSean McCoy.

 

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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