SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Chip Kelly can handle the chatter and criticism, from his own players and otherwise.

Moving way out West might be among the only major changes he’s planning as the new San Francisco 49ers coach, with the unrepentant Kelly insisting he is perfectly content letting General Manager Trent Baalke call the shots when it comes to personnel and the 53-man roster so he can focus on his job: bringing a sixth Super Bowl trophy back to this storied franchise.

“I want to just coach football,” Kelly said Wednesday. “I’m hands on. I lead with my feet, not with my seat.”

And, no, he’s not ready to name Colin Kaepernick his quarterback, though Kelly likes both Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert, who ended the season as San Francisco’s starter. Both quarterbacks have stopped by team headquarters to say hello to their new coach.

BILLS: According to multiple reports, Buffalo has become the first team in the NFL to hire a full-time female assistant coach.

Kathryn Smith, who joined the club last year as an administrative assistant to Coach Rex Ryan, is the new quality control coach-special teams.

Smith also worked as the administrative assistant to Ryan in 2014, his final year as coach of the Jets. She began her NFL career in 2003 as a game-day/special-events intern with the Jets.

BROWNS: A person familiar with the process said suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied to the NFL for reinstatement.

Gordon was banned for a year in February for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to allow him back, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

n A person familiar with the hiring said new coach Hue Jackson added defensive coordinator Ray Horton to his staff.

TITANS: Coach Mike Mularkey convinced Dick LeBeau to stay as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, and he also hired Terry Robiskie as the offensive coordinator.

The Titans also announced that Bobby April will be the new special teams coordinator.

RAIDERS: Quarterback Derek Carr was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay.

Carr was an alternate for the Jan. 31 game in Hawaii but will get the chance to play in it in just his second season.

PANTHERS: Coach Ron Rivera said he spoke with linebacker Shaq Thompson about a profanity-laced, derogatory message directed at the Seattle Seahawks and their fans that appeared on social media this week.

Rivera said, “I discussed it. It’s over. We decided the best thing for all of us is to move forward and get ready for Arizona.”

DOLPHINS: Bo Hardegree is following Adam Gase to Miami and will be the quarterbacks coach.

THE SUPER Bowl teams have yet to be determined, but that hasn’t stopped Las Vegas bookies from posting odds.

At the Westgate, the Patriots opened as 1-point favorites against either Carolina or Arizona. That’s assuming New England wins on the road at Denver, where the Patriots are a 3-point favorite Sunday.

JETS: Running back Chris Ivory was added to the Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy.

COLTS: Coach Chuck Pagano hired Greg Williams as the defensive backs coach.