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Chiefs tackle Orlando Brown Jr. set to report to training camp, play 2022 season on franchise tag

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Orlando Brown (57) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will report to Kansas City Chiefs training camp Monday and play on the franchise tag after holding out of the first week of practices, per ESPN's Robert Griffin III. Brown's agent confirmed the news to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Brown had been seeking a contract extension after the Chiefs franchise-tagged him in March, but he and the team could not come to an agreement before the July 15 deadline. The former third-round pick will earn a fully guaranteed $16.6 million in 2022 while protecting quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ blindside.

  • The Baltimore Ravens selected Brown in the third round in 2018 after he slid in the draft due to a poor NFL combine performance.
  • Brown slotted in immediately at right tackle, playing 760 snaps as a rookie and earning a 67.8 PFF grade after allowing 16 quarterback pressures, including no sacks.
  • He posted 70.0-plus overall grades in his next two seasons and played left tackle for his final 10 contests of 2020 while replacing an injured Ronnie Stanley.
  • The Ravens traded Brown, a second-round pick and a sixth-round pick to the Chiefs in April 2021 for first-, third- and fourth-rounders in 2021 and a 2022 fifth-rounder because of his desire to play left tackle full time.
  • Across a career-high 1,127 snaps in 2021, Brown earned a 75.4 overall grade, a 67.0 run-blocking grade and a 76.1 pass-blocking grade.
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