University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is no longer a lock to bolt for the NFL as Nike chairman/co-founder and Oregon booster Phil Knight is making a late push to keep Kelly in Eugene, Oregon, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Over the last week, three NFL teams – the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills – have pursued Kelly for their head coaching vacancies. The Bills have already moved on from Kelly, hiring Syracuse head coach and former New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Doug Marrone early on Sunday morning , leaving just the Eagles and Browns as in the running for Kelly, who could leave the NFL at the alter for the second consecutive offseason. Kelly was close to becoming the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last January before backing out when the two sides were deep into contract negotiations to remain at Oregon.
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