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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is widely regarded as one of the best insiders in the sport, often breaking some of the biggest news around the NFL for over a decade. However, not every piece of breaking news is worth much fanfare, which was noted by former ESPN host Trey Wingo this week.

Wingo, who served as a key part of ESPN’s coverage on shows like SportsCenter and NFL Primetime during his time with the network from 1997 to 2020, took issue with Rapoport’s reporting style on Thursday.

Rapoport took to X to respond to the Philadelphia Eagles announcing their signing of former top-10 NFL Draft pick John Ross, referring to the move as “an intriguing signing.”

Ross is known for his blazing speed, once breaking the NFL Combine record with his 4.22 40-yard dash. Unfortunately, he hasn’t lived up to the expectations he had coming out of the 2017 NFL Draft, playing five years in the league before not getting picked up in the 2022-23 season. He retired in 2023 after briefly signing a futures deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Unless Ross has made some significant improvements, the signing shouldn’t factor too heavily into the Eagles’ success on the field this coming season. Hence, Wingo took Rapoport to task over his “intriguing” label.

“Why? Name one thing about it that’s intriguing,” wrote Wingo on X.

To be fair to Rapoport, the move is at least a little intriguing considering Ross is coming out of retirement in pursuit of a second chance in the NFL.

Sure, it’s not a groundbreaking move and he may not even make it through training camp with the team. But at the very least, Ross’s NFL comeback story is worth noting.

We guess we’ll find out who won this “intriguing” battle in a few months when Ross either makes the roster or doesn’t.

[Trey Wingo on X]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.