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Rating the Rumor: Eagles interested in Terrelle Pryor, Kenny Britt

Rating the Rumor: Eagles interested in Terrelle Pryor, Kenny Britt

So many receivers, so little time, so let’s go ahead and lump two together. Recent reports tied the Eagles to Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns and Kenny Britt of the Los Angeles Rams, because this is Philadelphia, and the people here love their wideouts.

That’s only half of a joke, by the way. I unknowingly launched my career 10 years ago by explaining the Eagles could not trade a second-round draft pick for either Anquan Boldin or Roy Williams. Clearly, very little has changed, as the exact same point is being made today about Brandin Cooks, but perhaps that's getting a bit off topic.

The Pryor and Britt rumors don’t differ much from any other. The Eagles need a receiver, quality players are available, so naturally they’re a fit, Never mind that people inexplicably believe the Eagles should trade their only decent, extremely underrated receiver – sorry, off topic again.

Okay, let’s quick take these two down.

As far as Pryor is concerned, without a doubt one of the most intriguing players hitting the market. It’s unclear why the Browns, who literally have $100 million to spend, would allow one of their only good players to reach the market, but they are the Browns, so let’s not look too deeply into it.

Pryor has a limited body of work, beings as he was a quarterback two years ago, but went over 1,000 yards receiving his first full season playing the position. Sure, the Eagles would love to develop that talent.

So would 31 other teams.

The Eagles organization is known for doing its due diligence, as I'm sure all organizations are. That's not to discount the club’s interest in Pryor, but merely contact an impending free agent at a position of need isn’t even exciting at this point.

Let’s spice things up a little. Not only is Britt a reality television “star” (Splash, Ramily!), but he actually hails from the Philadelphia area in much the same way Mike Trout does. Which is to say Britt isn’t a native at all, but he might pop up at the airport or Atlantic City, which is basically the same thing.

All joking aside, Britt does have a logical connection to the Eagles in recently hired wide receivers coach Mike Groh, who held the same position with the Rams in 2016. That also happened to be by far Britt’s best season as a pro, cracking 1,000 yards receiving for the first time, so the connection actually makes a lot of sense.

And unlike most of the wideouts the Eagles are being linked to, they can probably afford Britt. He’s a nine-year veteran who is closing in on 30 and has probably had two of his top-three best games against the Eagles (only a slight exaggeration). Given the cap situation, he’s exactly the kind of bargain they need.

Yet, as much as Britt might fit, so would Pryor, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Pierre Garcon, Kenny Stills, Brandin Cooks and somebody else we’re purposely leaving out in an effort to get one last post out of all this. The Eagles need receivers, as always, and as always, they’re linked to all of them.

So are either Pryor or Britt the guy? They’re not the least likely options, anyway.

Rating the Rumor: Who can tell at this point?

JJ Redick hilariously compares himself to LeBron James

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JJ Redick hilariously compares himself to LeBron James

The Sixers have a pretty exciting matchup with the Ohklahoma City Thunder this evening and ESPN is promoting it like no other.

As part of their all-day Sixers coverage, JJ Redick sat down with SportsCenter's Philly faithful, Kevin Negandhi, to talk about the state of the Process and all things Philly hoops.

Negandhi asked Redick about how his body feels after playing so much this season at the age of 33.

"I feel great. I feel like I'm a slower, less-athletic, whiter version of LeBron at 33," Redick said.

"No, I'm joking," he added, sadly.

He goes on to talk about the time and resources he invested to play this game at a high level.

The joke starts at the 1:35 mark below.

Other topics include him talking about his day-game meals, his thoughts on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons having the potential to be transcendant NBA talents, and how he joined the Process at just the right time.

Redick also shouts out Vernick as one of his favorite restaurants in Philly. Good taste.

The Kings blame Joel Embiid for loss

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The Kings blame Joel Embiid for loss

The Kings aren't happy with Joel Embiid.

They placed some blame on the Sixers big man for their 23-point loss Thursday night.

How was Embiid at fault for a game he didn't even play?

Well, the Kings felt the wrath of Karl-Anthony Towns.

Let's just say Embiid may have fired up Towns after he embarrassed the Timberwolves big man on Instagram the night prior (see story). In Embiid's defense, Towns was the instigator (see story).

Nonetheless, Towns went off on the Kings for 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and a plus-22 rating, leading the Timberwolves to a 119-96 win.

"I came to be an assassin tonight, not a basketball player," Towns said after the victory. "I wanted to try to be as active as possible and just disrupt the game as much as possible as well."

Way to go, JoJo.

Sorry, Kings.