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Browns, Eagles both courting Oregon's Kelly

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns may be in unexpected fight over Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

Cleveland has been awaiting a second meeting with Kelly, the Ducks' offensive mastermind, on Saturday to work toward completing a deal to make him the Browns' sixth fulltime coach since 1999. However, Kelly decided to keep a scheduled interview with the Philadelphia Eagles that carried into the night, delaying the Browns' second chance at signing college football's hottest coach.

Kelly and his representatives met with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner for a reported seven hours in Arizona on Friday.

Kelly also met with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, and he decided to keep an appointment with the Eagles, who weren't going to pursue the 49-year-old after they learned a deal between Kelly and Cleveland was near.

Kelly went 46-7 in four years at Oregon.

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