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Can Chip Kelly save Michael Vick's career with Eagles?

The casual observer wasn't the only one who thought the Chip Kelly hiring meant good things for Michael Vick. A Philadelphia Eagles teammate had the same reaction.

"That is the first thing that popped into my mind because I think, obviously, the outlook after the season was everybody thought Mike would kind of be out of here," center Jason Kelce said on ESPN Radio. "But yeah, you look at Oregon's offense and obviously Mike kind of fits that mold a little bit. Now, whether we run the exact same offense that they run at Oregon, that's still up for debate. I mean, he said already, I guess, that the offense that he runs will be dictated based upon the personnel that he has. So I guess we'll find that out in a few more months."

Kelly's version of the read-option emphasizes speed across the field and up-tempo pace. Vick certainly brings speed and athleticism to the position. Kelly said he's watched Vick throughout his career, so he's very familiar and fond of the quarterback's unique abilities. Still, he wants to watch tape and evaluate.

Kelly just might prove to be Vick's saving grace in Philly.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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