Former Eagles player set to be contestant on The Bachelorette

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Former Eagles player set to be contestant on The Bachelorette

Clay Harbor is an unrestricted free agent in more ways than one. The former Eagles tight end will try to land with another NFL team next week — and attempt to win the heart of Becca K. when The Bachelorette airs beginning in May.

After her engagement to longtime Indy driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. ended in controversy on national TV this week, Becca was announced as the star of the upcoming season of ABC's reality dating game show. Harbor then revealed himself as one of 25 contestants who will be looking for love, according to RealitySteve, and should he prove to be the cream of the crop, perhaps finish with a proposal of his own.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2010, Harbor played for the Eagles for three seasons before moving on to the Jaguars, Patriots, Lions then Saints. He spent last season on injured reserve.

Harbor isn't the only one getting over some serious pain. Becca's breakup was brutal and difficult to watch. Arie got down on one knee at the end of this past season of The Bachelor, only to turn around six weeks later and dump his fiance in front of the cameras, much to the dismay of viewers. He then turned around and proposed to the show's runner-up, Lauren, the day after that footage aired.

What a jerk! Or so I've heard anyway. Wouldn't know anything about it...

With 114 receptions for 1,170 yards and eight touchdowns in eight seasons, it's unclear whether Harbor will get another job in the NFL. With shooting for The Bachelorette set to begin this month, it seems he may be willing to put his football career on hold if it means finding love with Becca.

If nothing else, Harbor can join Freddie Mitchell and Hank Baskett in the ranks of Eagles legends who scored roles as leading men in reality TV shows.

Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly


Kevin Hart uses curious recruiting tactic to get LeBron to Philly

Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.

He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.

So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.

"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."

"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"

"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.

Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.

Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey


Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.

We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.

Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.

"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."

But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.

"They deserve love," Cowherd said.

Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.