Chiefs hit camp with Pro Bowl LT Brown’s future uncertain

by | Jul 22, 2022 | Sports

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Andy Reid isn’t sure when Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will report to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.For that matter, neither is Patrick Mahomes.The Chiefs quarterback said Friday he has exchanged text messages with his blindside protector all offseason, even though Brown skipped all team activities while negotiating a contract. But with the deadline passed for a deal to get done, Brown is left with the prospect of playing this season for about $16.7 million under the franchise tag.Until he signs that tender, though, Brown doesn’t have to report to Missouri Western State University.“You want him to be here, I mean, just because of the guy he is,” said Mahomes, who reported along with the other QBs and rookies for a couple of days of work before the rest of the team shows up Monday afternoon.“But at the same time,” Mahomes said, “when it comes to money and then contracts or stuff like that, I’ll never kind of force you to do anything, because I know you’re trying to provide for your family long-term. But as a teammate, as a friend, you want him to be here and be part of this. You want him to be out here and in the building and together.”The Chiefs offered Brown a six-yea …

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