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49ers, Chip Kelly can eliminate Sam Bradford as quarterback possibility

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, left, meets with quarterback Sam Bradford before an NFL football game against Washington, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, left, meets with quarterback Sam Bradford before an NFL football game against Washington, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP

The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday announced they have struck a two-year deal with Sam Bradford, taking the quarterback off the table as an option for Chip Kelly and the 49ers.

Bradford, who was scheduled to become a free agent March 9, was traded to Philadelphia last year when Kelly was the Eagles coach. Bradford completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The 49ers’ quarterback situation, meanwhile, remains in limbo. Colin Kaepernick is seeking a trade, and if he’s not on the roster the team the 49ers will seek competition for Blaine Gabbert, who is going into the final year of his contract.

Other free-agent options include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brock Osweiler and Tarvaris Jackson. The 49ers have the seventh pick in the draft and are expected to have 12 picks overall.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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