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Chip Kelly staying, Howie Roseman promoted from General Manager

January 3rd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Chip Kelly staying, Howie Roseman promoted from General Manager | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

On Wedensday the Philadelphia Eagles fired Vice President of Player Personnel Tom Gamble. Right away there was a lot of speculation of things not flowing right in the Eagles front office, especially between General Manager Howie Roseman and Head Coach Chip Kelly. Gamble was a guy that Kelly brought in when he was hired as the Eagles coach, and was Kelly’s right hand man.

Around the league it was believed that when Gamble was fired, Kelly wasn’t very happy about the move. Reports then started to come out that there was a power struggle between Roseman and Kelly. When asked at Monday’s final press conference of the season about his relationship with Roseman, Kelly simply said “Good” and nothing else.

Which brings us to today, a few hours ago reports were coming out that Chip Kelly days in Philadelphia may be numbered. The reports stated that Kelly was upset and mad about the Gamble firing, and possibly losing some control of player personnel, something that was one of Kelly’s demands when he was being recruited by Jeffery Lurie and the Eagles to fill the Head Coaching vacancy.

Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk reported that according to his sources “something big” was going to go down in Philadelphia, but wasn’t sure of the specifics. The report, among others such as Darren DeGaetano’s (seen below) started to send Philadelphia into a frenzy that Chip Kelly who took a 4-12 team to back-to-back 10-6 seasons may be leaving Philadelphia.


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