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Chip Kelly says he never offered players to Titans in trade talks

Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles

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At various points in the last few days, the Eagles were reportedly dangling draft picks, defensive end Fletcher Cox, quarterback Sam Bradford, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, guard Evan Mathis, cornerback Brandon Boykin, a lifetime supply of cheesesteaks, the shorts Rocky wore when he beat Apollo Creed and the Liberty Bell to the Titans for the second overall pick.

No trade went down on Thursday night as the Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota, the presumed target of the Eagles’ attention. The Eagles picked USC wideout Nelson Agholor with the 20th pick and Chip Kelly said after the selection that the team was never close to pulling off a deal with Tennessee.

“I didn’t think it was going to happen, and it didn’t happen,” Kelly said, via Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. “It was a really steep price.”

Kelly also said that reports he offered any of the players listed above in exchange for the pick were false, adding that whatever discussions about a trade that did go on never got that far.