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Chip Kelly Cuts 11 Players Including Dennis Dixon and Will Murphy

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Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Dennis Dixon (Photo: AP)
Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Dennis Dixon (Photo: AP)

Chip Kelly has a lot of former Ducks on his NFL roster. Or rather, to put it more accurately, Chip Kelly had a lot of former Ducks on his NFL roster.┬áThe Philadelphia Eagles cut 11 players on Friday including 2012 wide receiver Will Murphy and 2007 quarterback Dennis Dixon. Three Ducks survived the first round of cuts: Patrick Chung, Casey Matthews and Jeff Maehl, and while Kelly’s team must cut nine more for the final roster, there’s a good shot those three might survive that.

Murphy caught his first and only touchdown against Cal last year. But the senior had a great Oregon career and will likely find a role in special teams somewhere.

Dixon’s pro career may have its first death knell, however. The first big star of Kelly’s offense had five starts with Pittsburgh and got a ring with Baltimore, but would have been behind Michael Vick, Nick Foles this fall.

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Franklin Bains, contributing sports writer for EDN, writes about Ducks volleyball, Eugene prep sports and Pac-12 football, as well as some odds and ends in Oregon sports. Previously wrote for the Oregon Daily Emerald. Bains writes a weekly Pac-12 recap, and his favorite place in the spring might just be the PK Park press box.

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