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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:05:19 -0800
San Francisco 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter remains on the practice squad, and head coach Chip Kelly indicated Monday, Nov. 21, that status isn't likely to change any time soon. "He's been OK, but he hasn't been better than the guys on the active roster," Kelly said.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 14:55:15 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been named the starting quarterback over Colin Kaepernick, head coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday, Sept. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Even if there was the competition in the beginning, Kaepernick was rarely ever healthy enough for long enough to make this result a surprise. Given Kelly's offensive tempo, Gabbert's mobility and the amount of time San Francisco figures to be trailing in games this season, the former No. 10 overall pick has a decent shot to return low-end QB2 value in fantasy this season.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:48:52 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert and QB Colin Kaepernick are still competing for the starting job, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has done little to win the job this preseason, while Kaepernick did more to create news with his pre-game actions last night than he did with his play. The winner is a good bet to carry QB2 value at various points during the season thanks to the volume of plays head coach Chip Kelly's offense usually generate.
Mon, 16 May 2016 10:48:35 -0700
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil's defense will be aggressive and will get after the quarterback. Kelly also said the defense will rely more on man-to-man schemes from the back-end of the defense. "We're going to get after the quarterback," Kelly said. "It's a quarterback-driven league and you have to disrupt the timing of the quarterback or you're going to get picked apart."
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:25:33 -0800
Former North Carolina State assistant coach Dana Bible has been hired as a senior advisor by San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, according to a source.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:13:05 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal Thursday, Jan. 14, according to a league source. The Philadelphia Eagles owe Kelly around $13 million over the next two years, but that deal will be offset by the one he signs with the 49ers.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:24:48 -0800
San Francisco 49ers new head coach Chip Kelly ran a play every 22.7 seconds with the Philadelphia Eagles this past season, which was the fastest in the league. The 49ers were fifth with a play every 26.5 seconds.
Fantasy Tip: This is a plus for Colin Kaepernick, if the team elects to keep him this offseason. Kaep figures to fit Kelly's offense well, but it will depend on whether they can get the offensive line shored up. Kaep is an intriguing QB2 in fantasy right now.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:23:27 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly won't have personnel control with his new team, with general manager Trent Baalke entrenched in those decisions. Kelly is fine with not having control and just wants to focus on coaching, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:37:45 -0800
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was hired by the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Jan. 14, as their new head coach. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly takes over a Niners team that is rebuilding and that has plenty of questions on offense. Will Colin Kaepernick be given a second chance? It's totally possible, and with a Kelly-led offense, Kaepernick could be intriguing as a deep sleeper pick in much deeper fantasy leagues next year if they keep him on board. Stay tuned. Kelly should be a big boost to the running game, too, making Carlos Hyde a bargain in the early rounds of drafts next year.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:43:07 -0800
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan are the two finalists for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching vacancy, according to league sources, Thursday, Jan. 14. The decision is likely to be made in the next 24 hours.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:34:08 -0800
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has met with the San Francisco 49ers about their open head coaching position, according to a league source.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:22:48 -0800
Free-agent head coaches Chip Kelly (Eagles) and Mike Shanahan (Redskins) are both interested in the San Francisco 49ers head coaching position. Shanahan last coached in 2013. The 49ers are not giving up hope that QB Colin Kaepernick can be saved, and both coaches have had success with mobile quarterbacks.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 05:14:18 -0800
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly reached out to the San Francisco 49ers about its head coaching vacancy. The 49ers are expected to consider him.
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 09:40:10 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly giving strong consideration to hiring former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. The organization's thinking regarding current head coach Jim Tomsula changed during the middle of last week after Kelly was released from his contract in Philadelphia.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly was a polarizing figure both on and off the field during his years with the Eagles and he is expected to utilize a fast-paced, no-huddle offense wherever he winds up. His potential hiring would have a huge impact on the fantasy value of all San Francisco offensive players.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:51:50 -0800
Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wants to remain in the NFL and not return to coaching in the college game.
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:19:56 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was released by the organization Tuesday, Dec. 29. Pat Shurmur will serve as the interim head coach for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: This is a bit of surprise as the Eagles aren't even letting Kelly finish out the season. Philadelphia has certainly underperformed based on last season, and Kelly has been a polarizing figure on and off the field since taking over in Philly. Who knows what will happen with their roster in the offseason, but Sam Bradford is probably the biggest name to track.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:34:28 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he did not speak with anyone from the University of Southern California regarding their head coaching position. Kelly added that he has never discussed a college coaching job since coming to Philadelphia.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:35:31 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may not return as head coach of the Eagles next year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Schefter said momentum and signs seem to be piling up against a Kelly return to Philadelphia.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly has been a polarizing figure since taking over as head coach for the Eagles. He found success with an up-tempo offense last season, but the Eagles have really struggled offensively this year. The likes of Sam Bradford, DeMarco Murray and Jordan Matthews have underwhelmed in 2015, and their fantasy value would certainly be impacted by a Chip Kelly exit.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:55:56 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he will not be making changes to the offensive game plan after a lopsided loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. Kelly also said there would be no changes to defensive coordinator Bill Davis, whose defense gave up 283 rushing yards and five touchdown passes.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) or Mark Sanchez will have quarterback duties against the Detroit Lions this Thursday. This offense is currently in disarray, but a nice matchup against Detroit could cure their ills.
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:10:59 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Tim Tebow will be used by head coach Chip Kelly as a quarterback and nothing else. "You guys will see him today. Watch him throw. I think he's improved," Kelly said. "He's spent a lot of time in the last few years in terms of working on his game."
Sat, 02 May 2015 01:35:28 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford was shopped to both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, according to sources, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly has denied the rumors.
Fantasy Tip: One media member said Bradford was "being shopped like a slice of pizza." Bradford looks like he'll go into the season as the No. 1 QB for Philadelphia, but any contract talks may have Bradford holding the team over a barrel.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:48:17 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is still getting interest from other teams, as head coach Chip Kelly said a team offered him a first-round pick for Bradford this morning.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Bradford were to be moved again, he is an extremely risky fantasy football option in 2015 as the Eagles have moved all their best playmakers, not to mention Bradford has to prove he can stay healthy for a full season.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:47:21 -0700
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is the best quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, but Kelly said the team will not mortgage the future to trade up to draft Mariota.
Fantasy Tip: While the Eagles may still have interest in Mariota, this is the first time we have heard that the Eagles may not try to make a move up to get him. Wherever Mariota ends up, he should be considered a No. 2 quarterback if he wins the starting job.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:34:17 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will oversee the team's player personnel department, and will hire a personnel executive.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:00:00 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles LB Brandon Graham is a priority to return next season, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:57:04 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly denied reports that he has been contacted by the University of Florida about their head coaching position Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:52:17 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, who came from the University of Oregon, is apparently a target for the open coaching job at Florida vacated by Will Muschamp. An 18-month "show cause" order with sanctions against Kelly arising from NCAA infractions at Oregon expires at month's end, which could clear Kelly for a return to the collegiate ranks.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:53:36 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles LB Nolan Carroll has earned more playing time over the past three games. "I think Nolan is really growing into that position, has really kind of found a niche in there, and it's really helped us in some of our matchups," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "Because when you've got . . . the running back, it's, 'Who are you going to put on him?' And if you don't put the linebacker on him, 'Who are we going to put on the tight end?' "
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:47:39 -0700
Although Philadelphia Eagles LB Marcus Smith wants to see more action on the field, the team will not rush the top draft pick along. "We don't look at a guy and say, 'Hey, he's this, we have to force him in,'" Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "I think you'd lose the rest of the guys on your team if you say, 'Why are you playing this guy?'"
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:26:49 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles OT Dennis Kelly is likely to start at left offensive guard in Week 3, according to Chip Kelly. Kelly said he does not anticipate a change at that position.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:18:08 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles LB Brandon Graham received praise from head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said Graham was a big reason why the team was able to rebound from a bad start in Week 1 and win the game.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:35:06 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR Josh Huff (shoulder) should be able to return at some point, according to coach Chip Kelly. He suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder but should not need to go on injured reserve.
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:48:39 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Bair is impressing in practice and preseason games, and his age will not be held against him when the roster cuts are made, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "My concern is the season," Kelly said. "So, I think if he continues to put himself in positions to play, then our focus with those guys is what's going to help us immediately. We're not building for the future. Our future is right now."
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:24:26 -0700
Despite missing a 47-yard field goal in his last exhibition game, Philadelphia Eagles PK Alex Henery is in no danger of losing his job, according to coach Chip Kelly.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:06:53 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said there is concern about the team's defense, but they are also not showing everything in preseason games. "If I said it wasn't a concern, I'd be lying. …But you also have to take into consideration we're not showing everything."
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:25:14 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews caught only four passes for 14 yards in the team's first preseason game, prompting coach Chip Kelly to express disappointment. "I thought he was just inconsistent," Kelly said. "I don't know if he was pressing or whatever. But there were some inconsistencies there. Some guys, it's the first time in the bright lights. [They] get the chance to get that out of the system, get a deep breath."
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:53:19 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles NT Beau Allen received praise from head coach Chip Kelly for his performance in the team's first preseason game. "I thought Beau Allen was a disruptive force out there," Kelly said.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:27:04 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Jason Avant said he did not approve of his standing with head coach Chip Kelly last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Avant said he "mostly ran clear-out routes. ... When it came to certain things, we butted heads sometimes -- route running and route technique. So I knew I didn't fit his system."
Fantasy Tip: Avant wasn't the field-stretching type of slot receiver Kelly likes to use. In Carolina, the vet won't be much more than a bye-week replacement type but will have several big games. Good luck figuring out when to play him.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:20:30 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly praised RB Chris Polk, saying he had a strong offseason. Kelly also said Polk is one of the most valuable special-teams players.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:33:55 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles' organized team activities have displayed their intent to move a lot faster and increase the amount of plays run, in the observation of Nick Fierro. They were quick in moving to the line of scrimmage even before the whistle blew. "We're just running as many reps as we can so we can get it on tape and teach them," head coach Chip Kelly said. "... What we're trying to do is, can we get a maximum number of reps for everybody, because we do have three and four groups, both offensively and defensively? Let's just get a lot of stuff on tape so we can teach off it."
Fantasy Tip: Of course, such an overwhelming pace allowed the offense to dominate last year before they fell apart, for numerous reasons. Of course LeSean McCoy should have another elite year, but the other fantasy-relevant members of this offense in their second year with this system -- Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin (despite his injury), Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz -- could be in line for huge steps forward with this continuity.
Sat, 24 May 2014 06:50:06 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are hoping to have an offense that mirrors what the Philadelphia Eagles do on offense. "It's reminiscent of Chip Kelly's offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style," said one Dolphins player who asked not to be named.
Sun, 11 May 2014 08:17:56 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he expects a healthy competition between QB Mark Sanchez and QB Matt Barkley for the backup quarterback position. "[Barkley] had a real good offseason in terms of training," Kelly said. "It's a good time for the quarterbacks and receivers to kind of run and throw together, and I think Matt's throwing better here and there, too."
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:22:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, head coach Chip Kelly was in attendance for Indiana WR Cody Latimer's pro day Friday, April 25.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:21:20 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was present for the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:50:56 -0700
After speaking with Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in a private meeting, head coach Chip Kelly was non-committal as to whether the team will actually trade Jackson this offseason. "I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us (last season). But we're always going to do what's best for the organization," Kelly said. Kelly also said Jackson hasn't approached the team about adding money to his contract.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:10:09 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson believes he is staying with the team after talking with head coach Chip Kelly. Jackson is calling teammates and telling them he is staying.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:06:57 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is unsure of his standing with the team after speculation has surfaced about his future with the team. Head coach Chip Kelly has not reached out to Jackson to offer any kind of assurance of his future as of Saturday, March 15.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:54 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly attended the University of Pittsburgh's Pro Day Monday, March 3.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:56:47 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk is expected to have a more prominent role in 2014 if the team trades RB Bryce Brown. Head coach Chip Kelly prefers Polk's running style.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:31:34 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles would like to retain WR Riley Cooper if at all possible because he averaged 17.8 yards per catch in coach Chip Kelly's offense this season.