Report: Orlando Brown Jr. will not report to training camp

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said last week he was uncertain whether Orlando Brown Jr. would report to training camp. Translation: The left tackle simply hadn’t yet told Reid officially of his plans to stay away.

Indeed, Brown will not show up at St. Joseph tonight when the entire team is due to arrive at training camp, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

Brown’s absence was expected after he and the Chiefs were unable to reach agreement on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise tagged players. He has not signed the one-year, $16.66 million tag, so he is not subject to fines for staying away from camp.

Garafolo previously reported that “even Week 1” is in question for Brown to sign the tag and commit to playing this season.

Brown wanted a long-term deal and surely is frustrated and disappointed not to get one, but some within the organization are as frustrated and disappointed that Brown declined their long-term offer, Jeffri Chadiha previously reported.

The Chiefs do not have a great option at left tackle without Brown. Reid mentioned left guard Joe Thuney as a possibility but added that the team isn’t to the point where it needs to figure out Brown’s replacement yet.

The Chiefs acquired Brown from the Ravens in April 2021. He started 16 games for Kansas City last season and was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl.

43 responses to “Report: Orlando Brown Jr. will not report to training camp

  1. Selfish players need to stay home. Chemistry is what matter and the Chiefs know now that Orlando Brown is a fraud. Best look and develop youth because if you cannot count on Brown now, you’ll never be able to trust him again.

  2. No Hill, No Brown. Chiefs will be lucky not to finish last in the AFC West. #OneYearDynasty

  3. Rookie agent has his ear. Only one capable of counseling BrownJr died a few years ago. Playing for dollars, hung up on TOP DOLLARS. Should show more respect to his betters. He is not yet a top LT.

  4. KC was more than fair with their $25M+/yr offer. Brown likely shows up at some point and tests the free agency waters.

  5. They always hold out and complain about being offered 100 million and not 102 million…then when they sign, always state it was never about the money.

  6. I bet he signs a mega deal days before week 1 then promptly gets a soft tissue injury.

  7. id call jason peters, give him $8 mill and end this nonsense. he has
    work ethic, wants to still win and can play.

  8. Sometimes you sign a guy thinking he’s going to be part of your winning future, but then when you’re around him every day you realize he’s not really what you were hoping for. Orlando Brown is a very, very good right tackle, and a pretty good left tackle. I don’t think he’s an elite left tackle, and not a guy I’d break the bank for.

  9. One dimensional on offense, a depleted secondary replaced by rookies on a notoriously bad defense and now the left tackle refuses to report on the Chief’s top ten O-line, making them average.

    KC is not as good as last year. The rest of the division improved dramatically. It seems their hold on the AFC West is tenuous at best.

  10. Mahomes hasn’t even played his first season under that massive contract and the team has already imploded around him.

  11. Brown is a fraud, not a team player. Doesn’t care about winning and doesn’t care about the team. Let him sit.

  12. Meanwhile, the Ravens have Oweh (drafted with the Chiefs’ draft choice obtained in the trade) reporting to camp and playing on a rookie contract with a couple more years to go.

    Brown is a good player, but it’s not hard to figure who got the better of this deal.

  13. These are the players you gotta watch out for. He fits a need for the Chiefs and was going to be compensated very generously. In his and his agents head he’s a top 5 LT. The only problem with that is he isn’t. He might sniff top 15 but that’s about it.

  14. The Ravens franchise wants to thank the Chiefs for taking a malcontent blowhard off their hands in exchange for a very productive pass rusher. Safe to say the Ravens fleeced the chiefs on this one. The first round pick was much appreciated. Hah! Cheers!

  15. Andy, Call your old team and tell Howie you’ll give him a second round pick for Andre Dillard. Then trade Orlando Brown for a second round pick..win win and you get rid of a paycheck player.

  16. Yeah no need to worry about Brown’s contract or replacement.

    Signed,

    Von Miller and the Bills Defense

  17. How’d the ravens do in the playoffs last year? You traded a pro bowl RT then your run 1st QB/Offense proceeded to get injured and the team imploded.. So you want to thank KC for taking a RT off your hands and turning him into a pro-bowl LT…. So now he’s more valuable than he’s ever been…. And KC went to their 4th consecutive Championship game. Meanwhile, Baltimore didn’t even make the playoffs. Even if he was a 1 year lease, he’s worth more now that he was when KC got him. If they sign him long term, he’s a proven 25 year old LT. But good work on finding a DE/OLB. So many team are winning with defense these days….

  18. Pff ranks brown at 22nd best left tackle. Ravens ended up with Odafe Oweh, Ben Cleveland, Charlie Kolar, Tyler Badie, Daniel Falele, and a 2023 5th. I know Kc also got a good linebacker but Baltimore got a whole lot for a player that wouldn’t resign and only lost him one year. Not bad. I wouldn’t want the distraction right now of Brown.

  19. we all knew last year this is where we would be… hoped differently… but down inside we knew.
    .
    expensive 1 year rental.
    .
    anyway

  20. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. Brown is talented but not a Hall of Famer. He should take the deal or realize he’s the next LeVeon Bell.

  21. This is his one big contract opportunity. They better pay him if they want to protect the franchise’s blind spot. Putting anybody at left tackle is a recipe for disaster.

  22. If Chiefs move Thuney to tackle, they weaken themselves at two positions instead of one. Better to leave Thuney at guard and wait for Brown to show up. He eventually will, as he’s not going to pass on 16.66 million

  23. The ravens turned a 3rd rd pick (brown) into a 1st rounder (oweh) who is on the rise safe to say ravens won this deal with ease brown is good but not great what a move by ravens front office

  24. Patty Mahomes told us there was plenty of money to go around, just pay the man.

  25. All you Raven fans that act like this was such a bad trade for the Chiefs need to understand the Chiefs picked up Nick Bolton thanks to the trade as well as having 3 years control of Brown. We lost Fisher to injury and had a huge hole to fill which we did. Not a bad trade at all

  26. Look if your not happy with the deal that’s fine. But you’re going to have to follow through and play out this year until you hit fa next year. In the meantime it’s all on you Brown, show up and play out your tag.

  27. Gee. It’s almost as if having an agent didn’t help in this situation did it?
    For all the posts about saying how Lamar Jackson needs to get an agent, here’s a perfect example of a player with an agent, still at an en passe.

  28. If the Chiefs were prepared to pay Brown 25m/yr, he made a mistake in not accepting that offer.

  29. I’m not going to rag on the Chiefs for making a trade for a player that had no future on the Ravens. It was a good faith trade for both sides that went sideways when OBJ (or more likely his agent) overestimated his worth and decided the best way to handle it was to start burning his K.C. bridges. If I were the Chiefs I’d start looking at other options.

  30. These opinions are hot. It’s negotiation and this is the way the sport plays out on the business side.

    He’s trying to force the Chiefs into signing using the little leverage he has to secure his future.

    He’s not evil, he’s not selfish. Every single one of us maximize every dollar we make from our employer using the rules in place to do so.

    If he doesn’t miss a game it doesn’t matter. The fact is for every week this year he sits out he loses 16% of his previous career earnings. The Chiefs have the ability to tag him for this season and next and still be under his asking price. If he doesn’t play he doesn’t get paid and that opens the door for Eric Fisher to return or let one of our current OL roster to step up.

    But seriously some of you fellas should switch to decaf, another man’s money is getting you all riled up.

    R e l a x

  31. It was a good trade for all sides when it went down.
    Ravens knew it would be hard to pay two tackles what they wanted. They chose the other guy over OBJr who had some strong demands on money and position. The tackle they chose was limited with injury last year, but settled on a deal and will be playing again this year.

  32. How’d the ravens do in the playoffs last year? You traded a pro bowl RT then your run 1st QB/Offense proceeded to get injured and the team imploded.. So you want to thank KC for taking a RT off your hands and turning him into a pro-bowl LT…. So now he’s more valuable than he’s ever been…. And KC went to their 4th consecutive Championship game. Meanwhile, Baltimore didn’t even make the playoffs. Even if he was a 1 year lease, he’s worth more now that he was when KC got him. If they sign him long term, he’s a proven 25 year old LT. But good work on finding a DE/OLB. So many team are winning with defense these days….

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    The Ravens got the better end of the deal with KC plain and simple. And there’s only one team in this league that knows how to win on defense more than the Ravens, and they’re also in the AFCN.

  33. Sounds like a lot of salty chiefs fans here. Hate to break it to you but OBJ is no where near an all pro LT – award or not just look at his play. Secondly, yeah defense wins championships. The true mvp of the Super Bowl Aaron Donald would say otherwise. Lastly you traded a first with five years of contract for a one year rental who isn’t happy and now boycotting camp. Good luck stopping any team with a formidable pass rush. Hah! Cheers!

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