PHOENIX — Plenty to come on Chip Kelly‘s hour-plus session with reporters at the coaches breakfast this morning.
First to some news that came out of it:
Kelly confirmed that the Eagles will hold a private workout with quarterback EJ Manuel. According to his agent, it will take place on Thursday the 28th in Tallahassee. Manuel, who held his pro day at Florida State on Tuesday, also has workouts scheduled with Buffalo (Saturday) and Jacksonville (Monday).
“I like EJ. I knew him coming out of high school, I thought he had a really good career at Florida State,” said Kelly. “Big, tall, physical athletic specimen. We’re still in the process of evaluating everybody, and EJ is certainly somebody we are excited about evaluating.”
Kelly said he didn’t have a firm grasp of next week’s schedule and wasn’t sure if he would be in attendance, but said quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will definitely be there.
Jason Peters should be available when the Eagles begin practicing, Kelly said. The first three-day minicamp, allotted to teams with new head coaches, is expected to be held in the third week of April.
Peters is coming off two Achilles ruptures.