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Browns Coaching Rumors: Chip Kelly Favorite For Browns, Will Go Through Process

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly met with Browns officials for 7 hours on Friday before moving ahead on to interviews with Bills and Eagles

Jonathan Ferrey

Now that Andy Reid has found a new home in Kansas City, expect the coaching carousel to move into high gear this weekend. The next shoe to drop could be current Oregon Duck head coach Chip Kelly who has emerged as the favorite for the vacancy in Cleveland.

According to, Kelly met for 7 hours with Browns officials before moving on to an interview with the Buffalo Bills. Kelly is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday and could reconvene with the Browns on Saturday night.

Kelly informed Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner that he wanted to "go through the process" by meeting with the Bills and Eagles, something he regretted not doing last hiring season when he only interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source close to the Oregon coach.

Haslam and Banner did not object to Kelly's wishes to meet with those teams.

Kelly is 46-7 in four seasons with the Ducks, who beat Kansas State 35-17 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Thrusday night.