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2015 NFL Combine: Chip Kelly, Ed Marynowitz won't be speaking for the Eagles

The silence continues.

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

If you're looking for the Philadelphia Eagles to make a media appearance at this year's NFL Scouting Combine... don't. According to Les Bowen, neither Eagles head coach Chip Kelly nor recently promoted vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz will be scheduled to speak.

This is noteworthy because the Eagles still haven't been available to the media since the team's power struggle surfaced early in the year after Tom Gamble was fired and Kelly gained full control over the player personnel department while former general manager Howie Roseman was "promoted" (see: demoted) to being a glorified salary cap guy with the title of executive vice president of football operations. The Eagles also declined to make Marynowitz available after his promotion.

Kelly not speaking isn't new. As you may recall with the whole DeSean Jackson drama, he made himself largely unavailable last offseason as well. Only Howie Roseman spoke at the 2014 NFL Combine.

Note that the NFL doesn't actually require teams to make their coaches and/or general managers available. Last year, a total of 30 teams were represented in some form. 17 teams had both their coach and GM speak. The only teams that weren't available in any form were the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints. The Patriots weren't originally scheduled to speak but Bill Belichick showed up anyway.

It's far from the end of the world that the Eagles won't be speaking. It's not as if Kelly or Marynowitz is going to deliver some earth-shattering information. I imagine that the media will be more annoyed by this announcement than most fans will. Still, it would have been more interesting to hear something rather than nothing.

As Dave Spadaro noted earlier today, Kelly might not speak again until the NFL owners meetings in late March. There will be a lot of unanswered questions waiting for him.

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