Chip Kelly close to deal with Browns


The Cleveland Browns may have their man.’s Ian Rapoport is reporting University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to a deal to become the Browns’ next head coach.

Kelly met with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner on Friday.

Kelly has been at the top of the Browns’ wish list as a replacement for fired coach Pat Shurmur.

Kelly was supposed to meet with the Eagles on Friday, but a source told The Associated Press the team is “heading in another direction” because Kelly is close to landing with the Browns.

The Bills announced on Twitter Kelly interviewed for their head-coaching vacancy on Friday night.

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