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Browns set to meet for second day with Oregon's Chip Kelly and complete deal to make him coach

  • Oregon's Michael Clay, left, holds up the championship trophy as head coach Chip Kelly looks on after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Kansas State Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

  • Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, right, signals a 1-point safety to the referee during the second half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)The Associated Press

  • Oregon head coach Chip Kelly tosses a football to a Kansas State player during warmups before the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)The Associated Press

  • Oregon head coach Chip Kelly address the media, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oregon will face Kansas State Thursday in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game. (AP Photo/Matt York)The Associated Press

The Browns have Chip Kelly's interest. Now they need his signature.

The team is expected to meet with Oregon's innovative coach again Saturday and hopes to complete a deal to make him Cleveland's sixth coach since 1999. The sides met for a reported seven hours in Arizona on Friday and came close to reaching an agreement.

But Kelly also met with Buffalo and intends to keep a scheduled meeting with Philadelphia, which wasn't going to pursue the 49-year-old when it was learned a deal with Cleveland was near.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner are hiring a coach before seeking a general manager to pair with him.

Kelly went 46-7 in four years at Oregon, where his high-tempo offense averaged nearly 50 points per game this season.

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