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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Will the Browns fail to land Chip Kelly?

By Jamison Hensley

On Friday night, it sounded like it was a done deal the Cleveland Browns were going to get Oregon's Chip Kelly. Nearly 24 hours later, there are increasing doubts whether Cleveland will get its top choice.

The Browns were set to meet with Kelly for dinner after his interviews with the Bills and Eagles. The problem is, Kelly's lunch meeting with the Eagles has stretched into dinner and the Browns have yet to sit down with him, a source told The Plain Dealer.

The NFL Network, which reported Kelly was close to a deal with the Browns, is now reporting that the Browns had a second interview with Syracuse coach Doug Marrone. He is probably the fall-back option now if the Browns are unable to get Kelly.