BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ If Ted Marchibroda has his way, Jim Kelly will soon be fitted with the black-and-purple uniform of the Baltimore Ravens.

Marchibroda has a good idea of what Kelly did with the Buffalo Bills _ he was a Bills assistant from 1987-91 while Kelly quarterbacked its famed no-huddle offense. Now Marchibroda is Ravens coach, and he's hoping Kelly can offer a similar spark to Baltimore's attack.

``Jim knows our system because it's the one we used in Buffalo,'' Marchibroda said in Sunday's edition of The Buffalo News. ``It would be easy for him to acclimate himself with our team because so many things we do here are the things we did in Buffalo.''

No deal has been offered to Kelly yet, but according to the Ravens coach, the door is open if Kelly wants to return to the game.

``If Jim feels he is able to come back, then I'll feel the same way,'' Marchibroda said.

He said Baltimore will continue talks with Kelly in early February, just prior to the quarterback's 38th birthday. Kelly, who retired from the Bills last season, may have fewer options to consider since his current employer, NBC, lost the rights to televise NFL games earlier this month.

In December, Kelly said he would consider coming out of retirement so he could donate the majority of his salary to Hunter's Hope Fund, a foundation named for his infant son. Hunter Kelly has Krabbe's disease, a degenerative genetic disorder which has no known cure.

Marchibroda said he would like to acquire Kelly and keep last season's starting quarterback Vinny Testaverde. However, Testaverde said last week he believes the Ravens are pushing him aside to make way for a possible Kelly return.

Ravens owner Art Modell said they plan to bring Testaverde back, but cannot guarantee him a starting job.