Head coach Chip Kelly is part of the Eagles' contingent at the NFL's Annual Meeting in Arizona this week. On Sunday, he reportedly witnessed the first-ever Veteran Combine which featured over 100 former NFL players who are hoping to latch on with a team.
One of the players who was not at the Veteran Combine was former first-round pick Tim Tebow. That's not a problem for the Eagles because the former Broncos, Jets and Patriots quarterback reportedly worked out at the NovaCare Complex last week.
Kelly told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that he has "always been a fan of Tim."
"We bring in a lot of players for private workouts, it's just he's the one that everyone keeps talking about," Kelly said. "We brought in Terrelle Pryor for a workout and Thad Lewis in for a workout. When players are available for you to work them out it's the same thing of going to the Veteran Combine or going to the Super Regional Combine.
"It's getting an exposure to a player so that when you have to make a decision and say 'Hey, what are we going to do now? You say, I don't know anything about these players. Let's bring them in and work them out, and it may be too late at that point in time.' So all we're doing is just doing our homework."
Kelly's full interview with NFL Network will air on Monday evening at 7 PM on NFL Total Access.
Kelly is scheduled to meet with the media on Wednesday morning at the NFL Annual Meeting.