Chip Kelly, Anthony Lynn Meet With 49ers About Open Job

Chip Kelly (USATSI)
Chip Kelly (USATSI)

Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Buffalo Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn met Thursday with the San Francisco 49ers about their open head-coaching position, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

A source also told Schefter that the Niners, who are looking for a new coach for the second straight year, will meet with Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Friday.

CSNBayArea.com earlier reported, citing sources, that Kelly and Lynn met with the 49ers on Thursday.

Kelly was fired by the Eagles on Dec. 29 with one game remaining in the season and the team sporting a 6-9 record. Kelly, who sources indicate would like to remain in the NFL, was 26-21 in three seasons with the Eagles.

Kelly’s camp had reached out to the 49ers to express interest in the job, a league source told Schefter on Monday.

The 49ers fired rookie coach Jim Tomsula on Sunday. San Francisco went 5-11 in Tomsula’s lone season as head coach.

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SOURCE: ESPN.com