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Chip Kelly attends East-West Shrine Game practice, studies offensive linemen

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The Eagles head coach was spotted in Florida on Wednesday.

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Chip Kelly is a busy a guy. After attending the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Arlington, Texas on Monday night, the Eagles coach was seen at an NFLPA Bowl practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Not even 24 hours later, Kelly was spotted at the East-West Shrine Game practice in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday morning.

Several media members attending the Shrine Game practices noted that Kelly was specifically focusing on the offensive line drills.

For reference, here are all the offensive lineman attending the East-West Shrine Game:

EAST: David Andrews, Ben Beckwith, Jamon Brown, Dillon Day, Jonathan Feliciano, Mark Glowinski, Sean Hickey*, Shane McDermott, Darrian Miller, John Miller

WEST: Mickey Baucus, Brett Boyko, Tayo Fabuluje, Cameron Clemmons, Miles Dieffenbach, Bobby Hart, B.J. Finney, Gregory Mancz, Terry Poole, Collin Rahrig, Adam Shed, Brandon Vitabile

*Mike Kaye highlighted Hickey as one of the top players to watch in this week's game.

"The Eagles are in need of some offensive line depth and Hickey fits the bill as an athletic blocker who can get to the second level. The Orange left tackle is likely to play guard in the NFL and could be a late round option to compete with the likes of Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner and Todd Herremans for a starting spot. Hickey, 6-foot-5 and 291 pounds,  started 38-straight games at Syracuse with 25-straight starts at left tackle. Hickey is a native of Murrysville, PA."

The Eagles also paid some attention to defensive backs. They specifically targeted an interview with Florida Atlantic Owls safety Damian Parms. The 6-2, 210 pound senior defensive back finished his 43-game college career with 186 tackles, 1 sack, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles, 8 passes defensed, and 1 interception.

Some other notes of interest regarding Kelly's appearance include him conversing with the Eagles' enemy!

And also being a positive influence:

Meanwhile, former Eagles GM Howie Roseman is spending some time off in Turks and Caicos.