Baskett searching for team

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The agent for Clovis native Hank Baskett said times are uncertain, but the wide receiver is ready to go. Baskett, an unrestricted free agent, has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Minnesota. The NFL lockout compressed the free agent […]

Baskett signs, practices with Vikings

Staff and wire reports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett practiced Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings, one day after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in two years. The 2001 Clovis High graduate signed a one-year deal with Minnesota, which is in desperate need of healthy receivers. Sidney Rice is […]

Agent: Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

Eagles Training Camp

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, will sign today with the Minnesota Vikings, according to his agent. Jim Ivler said Tuesday night Baskett will sign a one-year deal. “He’s very excited. He’s spoke with […]

Baskett golf tourney goes off without hitch

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — A light rain wasn’t enough to dampen the desire to golf in Hank Baskett III’s Tee’d Off About Child Abuse tournament Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Or, come to think of it, the notion of pulling in charity donations for The Oasis by any means necessary. Hank […]

Baskett back in Clovis for golf tournament

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — This weekend, it’s all about Fore and Four for the Baskett family. The once-again Philadelphia Eagles receiver and 2001 Clovis High graduate is coming back for his annual benefit golf tournament. Hank Baskett III, who re-signed with the Eagles after a one-year stint with the AFC champion […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a […]

Baskett’s misplay among several Colts gaffes

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Hank Baskett heard the words, “Blue ball.” And with that, he thought he had recovered his muff for his blue-clad Indianapolis Colts on the onside kick that started Super Bowl XLIV’s second half Sunday in Miami. That’s when he relaxed in the pile, he said, and a […]

Baskett: Super Bowl is ‘business trip’

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett was counting on being in the very place he is today — Miami, site of Super Bowl XLIV. He just figured he’d be in Sunday’s game wearing Eagles green, and not Colts blue. “I felt like we were going to the Super Bowl in Philadelphia,” Baskett said. […]

Baskett beats odds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Of the approximate 100,000 youngsters who play high school football every year, only 215 of them will make an National Football League roster. Then, assuming things are equal in the NFL — and they’re not— a player on any NFL roster has a 1 in 16 chance to be […]

Hank Baskett online: Links to stories about Clovis native eyeing Super Bowl

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Hank Baskett will be the first Clovis native to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday if he steps on the playing field as a member of the Indianapolis Colts Baskett’s played in 11 games for the Colts this season after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in September. The wide receiver, who wears No. […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ 53-man roster

Freedom New Mexico It looks like Clovis’ Hank Baskett will play for the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth straight season. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, was listed on the Eagles’ 53-man roster announced Saturday on the team’s Web site. NFL rules required teams to submit a 53-man roster by 6 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. Baskett […]

Clovis’ Baskett makes first cut

Freedom New Mexico PHILADELPHIA — Clovis native Hank Baskett III made the first cut of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team reduced its roster to 75 players Tuesday. The Eagles released safety Brandon Harrison, waived linebacker Charleston Hughes and placed linebacker Stewart Bradley and tight end Cornelius Ingram on injured reserve for […]

Baskett re-signs with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Hank Baskett to a one-year deal on Thursday. Terms of the deal with the restricted free agent weren’t disclosed. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, had a career-high 33 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns last season. He originally joined the Eagles in 2006 in a […]

Baskett offered one-year deal by Eagles

Eagles vs. Rams

Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett’s offseason got at least $1.545 million richer on Thursday. That’s the amount for the one-year contract the Philadelphia Eagles offered to the Clovis native on Thursday, the first day teams can offer contracts to restricted free agents. As a restricted free agent (three years of service), Baskett has until April […]

Thoughts on Roker, ‘24,’ Baskett

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some rambling thoughts I had while wondering whether the Teen Wolf would have played college ball or entered the NBA draft: • One of the stranger aspects of the presidential inauguration was the news coverage. As I watched television coverage Tuesday morning, I couldn’t help but see news […]

Playoff chances look slim in Baskett’s best season

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By Jon Marks: FNM Correspondent Helplessly, Hank Baskett watched the Philadelphia Eagles season likely unravel this past Sunday. Unable to do a thing to prevent it, he witnessed the potential thrill of victory and a

Baskett engaged to ‘Girl Next Door’

Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES — One of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends is trading the grotto for the gridiron. The Playboy mogul said in a statement Thursday that “The Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett. The 23-year-old model-actress has lived with Hefner […]

Every breath is precious for Eagles’ Hank Baskett

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By Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would fight through, and he would collapse. These days, he better appreciates every breath he takes. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, easily recalls the last time he […]

Baskett optimistic for third year

By Jon Marks: Special to the PNT PHILADELPHIA — Hank Baskett said players are never comfortable this time of year — when NFL teams make their cuts — not matter how long they’ve been in the league. Baskett, a former Clovis High and New Mexico Lobos standout, appears to have secured a roster spot again […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

Freedom New Mexico FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback […]