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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.