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Report: Browns Will Not Hire Kelly

Kelly will not be the Browns next head coach.

Per a report from ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Chris Mortensen, sources confirm that the Cleveland Browns have decided to "reboot" their search for a new head coach after contract negotiations with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly reached a stand still Saturday. According to Mortensen, Browns owner Jimmy Haslem III and team CEO Joe Banner will "renew the search at 'square one'" after Haslem and Banner return to Cleveland after conducting interviews with Kelly and other head coaching candidates in Arizona.

Browns beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mary Kay Cabot, also Tweeted that Cleveland moved away from Kelly after it became apparent that the fourth-year head coach's heart wasn't "100% into leaving Oregon."

The Philadelphia Eagles are thought to be the only obstacle preventing Kelly from returning to Eugene and remaining the Oregon head coach, however according to Mortensen, league sources believe the chances that Kelly will stay with the Ducks is "significant."

It is believed that Kelly has completed all interviews with NFL teams in Arizona and is en route back to Eugene.

What have coaches and players been told about Kelly's status? We have the details HERE.

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