Reed's health became a hot topic this week after he suffered the 6th concussion of his short career during last weeks game against the Ravens. Baskett -- who played 5 years in the league -- thinks Reed should look at the bigger picture.
"If you keep pushing -- especially after 6 confirmed concussions -- I think you gotta think about that a little more," Baskett tells TMZ Sports.
"You gotta think about life. Life is bigger, there's so much after sports. If I was in that situation where I had 6 concussions, I would stop because my family and my health is more important."
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