Orlando Brown Jr. will play under the franchise tag, per report, to report to Chiefs training camp.

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Orlando Brown Jr.’s tenure is coming to an end. The star left tackle is expected to report to Chiefs training camp on Monday. First sat out the start of the camp. According to , due to frustrations stemming from failure to reach a long-term deal with the club ESPN. In lockstep with Brown reporting, he is also set to sign his franchise tag, ensuring he will remain with the club through the 2022 season. ESPN added that Brown wanted to stay with the Chiefs because they began practicing boldly this week and was the catalyst that led to his return, while also noting that the 26-year-old is having the best time of his life. is in condition.

Kansas City placed the franchise tag on Brown earlier this offseason, but the two sides tried to reach a long-term deal throughout the offseason. With the July 15 deadline for franchised players to negotiate an extension, Brown and the Chiefs made a last-ditch effort to strike a deal. While an offer was on the table, Brown’s camp reportedly declined because it did not provide enough security for the life of the contract.

it was Reported earlier That the final offer for Brown was a six-year contract with a total salary of $139 million and a $30.25 million signing bonus. There was also $95 million in the first five years of the contract, which means he will have $44 million in base salary in the final season of his contract, which he will likely never see. So, in reality, Brown’s final offer looks more like a five-year, $95 million deal, which would have ranked him as the sixth-highest-paid tackle in the NFL.

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“We got really close,” Brown’s agent, Michael Portner, said. NFL Network On time. “We’re dealing with the Chiefs and we understand their position. I’m not going to let these players sign a shiny contract without substance or security there.”

Brown will now make a fully guaranteed $16.7 million on the franchise tag for 2022.

The former third-round pick found his way to Kansas City when the Chiefs acquired him in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens last offseason. Brown started at left tackle in all 16 games he played last season and continued his Pro Bowl streak, being named to the club for the third consecutive year.