It’s been a whirlwind of Chip Kelly news over the last 48 hours for Cleveland fans. But late Friday night, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen had the definitive Kelly update in breaking down his travel plans:
Oregon coach Chip Kelly and the Cleveland Browns wrapped up seven hours of meetings Friday that were characterized as “very positive,” though Kelly informed the Browns that he would proceed to interview with the Buffalo Bills and the Philadelphia Eagles, according to team and league sources.
Kelly interviewed for five hours with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner before they took a break and had a two-hour dinner. The sides agreed to talk again Saturday night after Kelly’s interview with the Bills on Friday night and the Eagles on Saturday. The Bills announced late Friday that they had interviewed Kelly.
With that news in hand and following yesterday’s hot reports of the Browns being “close” to a deal with Kelly, the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot added this news:
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 5, 2013
So stay tuned folks, as it’s possible that there might not be another round of interviews for Kelly if the Browns can lock him in to a deal sometime this evening during their second Arizona meeting.