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Chip Kelly has expressed interest in leaving his Eagles contract, per rumor [UPDATE]


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If you haven't noticed, there's a lot going on in the Eagles news world right now. Not too long ago ProFootballTalk reported that "something big" could happen as a result of Tom Gamble's departure. Now, perhaps related (or not?), there's a rumor that Chip Kelly might be asking to get out of his contract.

Before we address the rumor itself, let's talk about the source. Darren DeGaetano, an alum at WIP Philly and NFL Films, certainly isn't a regular name when it comes to Eagles news. But it is worth noting he did recently report the story about Tom Gamble being escorted from the Eagles facility hours before others reported it. So while his report shouldn't be taken as gospel (hence: "rumor"), it's at least worth keeping an eye on.

As for the report itself, it wouldn't be a surprise that Kelly wants to opt out IF he's truly mad about Gamble being fired. Considering the tight relationship between Gamble and Kelly, this doesn't seem out of the question. DeGaetano does note that a Kelly departure isn't necessarily imminent.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more concrete information.


John Middlekauff, a former Eagles scout, is reporting that Kelly isn't going anywhere. So there's that.


Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 is reporting that a move is coming, but it doesn't involve the departure of Chip Kelly or Howie Roseman.

As an aside, I'm posting this Howard Eskin tweet here because I have no idea what else to do with it.

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