Eagles Add Vick to 53-Man Roster

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have elevated Michael Vick to the team's 53-man roster.

The Eagles released receiver Hank Baskett to make room for Vick, who is eligible to play on Sept. 27 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team said on its Web site that Vick, who had been on the exempt list, will begin practicing with the team on Wednesday, though he cannot play in Sunday's home opener against the New Orleans Saints.

Baskett was one of seven receivers the Eagles carried on their 53-man roster through Week 1. He became expendable after Philadelphia selected Jeremy Maclin in the first round of April's draft and added Brandon Gibson in the sixth round.

Vick was suspended for the first two regular-season games as the final league penalty for his role in running a dogfighting ring.