Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cleveland Browns are close to reaching an agreement with Oregon HC Chip Kelly. Both the Eagles and the Bills were also mentioned as possible landing spots for Kelly, but the Browns made it pretty clear that Kelly was their main objective and it appears as though they were quite convincing during their meeting with Kelly today. The Browns decided to focus on finding their next head before turning their attention towards a new GM. It would make sense for them to offer Kelly some amount of personnel control, considering how fast this deal has come together and the fact that Kelly had plenty of leverage in any negotiation. Cleveland already met with Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton so they are in compliance with the Rooney Rule. Rapoport adds that the Eagles “weren’t as high on Chip Kelly as many thought.”   The post Report: Chip Kelly Close To An Agreement With The Browns appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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