Friday, January 4, 2013
No deal yet between Browns and Kelly
By Jamison Hensley
The Browns and Chip Kelly wrapped up their seven-hour meeting without a deal, but Cleveland is still favored to get the Oregon coach, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Kelly will meet with the Bills tonight and talk to the Eagles on Saturday, Mortensen reported.
Earlier Friday night, the NFL Network reported that the Browns were close to a deal with Kelly. It's presumed that Kelly is the Browns' top choice to replace Pat Shurmur as head coach.
The Browns have reportedly interviewed Penn State coach Bill O'Brien, former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. O'Brien then removed himself from consideration on Thursday night when he decided to stay at Penn State. The Browns have declined to confirm any interviews.