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NFL Notes: Chip Kelly, Los Angeles, Draft, & Buccaneers

Chip Kelly

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there’s a chance Chip Kelly may not secure another head-coaching opportunity this year, despite speculation that he could be an option for teams like the 49ers and Browns.

Florio’s source points out that although the Browns offered Kelly job back in 2013, the thinking is that he was the choice of former CEO Joe Banner. However, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam reportedly preferred Doug Marrone.

Beyond that, there’s talk that the Titans could actually retain interim HC Mike Mularkey, which would eliminate another landing spot for Kelly.

If Kelly doesn’t sign on with a new team, the Eagles would be on the hook for his $6 million salary for the 2016 season.


  • An NFC scout told College Football 24/7 yesterday that Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg should be drafted by the end of the third round “at the absolute latest.”

Los Angeles

  • Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt tells Albert Breer said of the Chargers, Raiders and Rams possibly relocating to Los Angeles: “In an ideal world, I’d like to see them stay where they are.
  • Hunt added that he still anticipates at least one team will be playing in Los Angeles next year.


  • Jenna Laine reports that Buccaneers OC Dirk Koetter has found interest from at least one NFL team for a head coaching position.
  • Laine adds that it remains to be seen whether or not that team reaches out and requests a formal interview with Koetter.

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