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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.

Don't get too excited about Alshon Jeffery wanting Eagles to bring back Kelly green uniforms

Don't get too excited about Alshon Jeffery wanting Eagles to bring back Kelly green uniforms

Things have been pretty quiet on the Eagles front the past few weeks aside from the Nick Foles' franchise tag watch. Heck, even their home stadium has turned its turf to the hockey world this week as the Flyers are set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins outside in South Philadelphia this weekend.

So it seems as good a time as any to talk about the Birds bringing back their Kelly green uniforms.

Their star wide receiver would love it.

Alshon Jeffery sparked this discussion last night when he tweeted at former Eagles quarterback Ron Jawarski about those sweet old-timey green uniforms.

"Can we bring these uniforms back @Eagles...," Alshon tweeted.

Philly fans have been saying the same thing for years. Obviously, there are obstacles. But the Eagles have said in the past year that they've been working on those hurdles.

Team owner Jeffrey Lurie spoke about the second helmet issue at the owners' meetings last March.

“What we’re hoping to have happen ... the whole key is we want a kelly green helmet to go with the kelly green jersey. We’re trying to get the league to allow a second helmet. That’s where it’s at. They very much know we want this and we want it badly. We’re waiting," Lurie said.

Here's what the NFL told us back in March:

Competition committee chairman Rich McKay told NBC Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon that the opposition to the possible rule change is a safety issue, not one of cost. Basically, the older rule is in place because they wanted each player fitted correctly for one helmet per season. McKay seemed optimistic the rule might eventually change.

There was no change in the rules for the 2018 season.

And while the Eagles have publicly stated their desire to bring back the Kelly green unis, there have been rumors inside the Eagles locker room that Mr. Lurie actually can't stand the Kelly green uniforms, that he associates them with the old regime's philosophy before he took over the franchise.

So, maybe you'll see Kelly green on Alshon Jeffery someday. Or maybe you won't. 

Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies

Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies

Brian Dawkins could motivate Eeyore.

His pregame speeches made you want to run through a brick wall. His motivational speeches now are just as incredible.

He actually spoke to Phillies prospects not long ago.

So who better than the Eagles' legend to throw a free-agent pitch to Bryce Harper?

Dawkins did just that Tuesday night, tweeting at Harper about one great fit for Philadelphia.

"B-Dawk" fit this city like a glove. Many believe Harper would fit very similarly as his passion, intensity, hustle and toughness jive with the Philadelphia way.

In the past, Harper has actually shared his appreciation for Philly fans.

"I love coming in here and playing in this park, being able to play in front of these fans," he said in April 2017, via Ryan Lawrence.

Dawkins knows these fans. He also knows greatness.

He sees Harper as a great fit for Philly. Pretty soon, we'll see if Harper agrees.

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