Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baskett release by Eagles, not likely to land in Baltimore


OWINGS MILLS -- The Philadelphia Eagles cut wide receiver Hank Baskett after activating quarterback Michael Vick from the exempt list.

Baskett could possibly draw interest from Baltimore because of his ability as a reserve receiver and special-teams player, but has to clear waivers as a vested veteran. The Ravens have a low-ranking waiver priority after making it to the AFC championship game last year, so Baskett will probably wind up somewhere else.

The Ravens are less inclined to pursue wide receivers now after a strong opening game from that group against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Along with Eagles receiver Reggie Brown, Baskett had been linked to the Ravens in trade speculation.

Baskett caught one pass for six yards in the first game and has 72 career receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns during four NFL seasons.

Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree, who tried out for the Ravens last week, tried out for the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday.

Tyree remains unsigned as the Rams agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ruvell Martin after working him out as well as former Tennessee Titans receiver Chris Davis and former New Orleans Sants receiver Skyler Green.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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