NFL Notes: Chip Kelly, Matt Jones, Cardinals

Chip Kelly

Former Eagles and 49ers HC Chip Kelly explained during an interview with Adam Schefter last week that while he had some opportunities to consider several months, he felt that joining ESPN was ultimately his best move.

“I had opportunities to go to a couple of different places,” Kelly told Schefter, via “Again, I appreciated all of the options I had in front of me. As I looked at it, I thought [ESPN] was probably the best step for me at this time.”

Matt Jones

NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that he’s been hired by Redskins RB Matt Jones as his new representative.

This is interesting considering that Jones will either be released or traded by Washington, barring a sudden change of events this summer.

Last we heard regarding Jones, his previous agent, Hadley Engelhard, told the Associated Press he “asked very politely” for Washington to release his client simply because “he has no future there.” (NFLTR)


Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson explained that he’s done a much better job of disrupting the timing between opposing quarterbacks and receivers, which has really helped him.

I’ve done a really good job the last couple of years disrupting the timing between a quarterback and the wide receiver,” Peterson recently told Dan Bickley of “They know when they watch film that Peterson is going to be in my No. 1 receiver’s face all day long. And when I’m in the receiver’s face, nine times out of 10 the ball is not coming my way. So I have to do different things so I can put myself in position to make plays.

Peterson is still contributing on special teams, but he gives all of the credit to his teammates blocking for him.

“I always give credit to my teammates, and in my rookie year, I had a great group of guys in front of me,” said Peterson. “I joke with them all the time. I tell them I can’t make 11 guys miss. I can make a couple, but not everyone. We have a lot of guys watching the show. I tell them watch the show on Monday. Don’t watch me return the ball.

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