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Chiefs LT Orlando Brown Jr. to sign franchise tag, report to training camp

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Posted at 5:58 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 10:37:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will sign the franchise-tag tender and report to training camp Monday.

Brown's new agent, Michael Portner, confirmed to KSHB 41 that the three-time Pro Bowler would sign his contract and report top camp as the Chiefs transition to full padded practices.

"He wants to be involved and active for padded practices in the summer heat," Portner said. "He realizes that’s where team leaders for the year are created."

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler first reported that Brown would sign the franchse-tag tender and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero first reported that Brown would report to camp Monday.

There has been no official confirmation from the Chiefs yet, but Brown — a Pro Bowl selection last season in his first year with the team — is expected to start at left tackle and is a key piece in Kansas City's hopes for a seventh straight AFC West title.

Brown and the Chiefs, who tagged the 26-year-old in March, were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension by the July 15 deadline. He did not report to camp last week with Kansas City's other veterans.

Brown's absence was excused, because he wasn't under contract. It's unclear when Brown will sign the franchise tag.