Their are less expensive options
Lets be real. Kenny Britt can’t, and shouldn’t, be the Eagles top outside receiver heading into 2016.
Britt may instantly be the best receiver on the team, but under no circumstance should signing Britt be Roseman’s only move. If a number one receiver is acquired through the draft (Mike Williams or Corey Davis), free agency (Alshon Jeffery/Terrelle Pryor), or a trade (Brandin Cooks), the Eagles at some point will need to invest north of $10 million annually into that player.
It seems more plausible at that point to draft a receiver, or sign a lower end free agent who could eventually replace Jordan Matthews (a free agent in 2018) as the second receiver on the depth chart. The Eagles can’t invest a ton of money into a guy who, at best, is a low end first-option receiver who is aging and unproven.