There have been two major stories with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.

The biggest story was easily the trade that sent wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins.

Kansas City and Hill couldn’t come to an agreement on a long-term deal. The impasse led to the trade that sent Hill to South Beach.

The other major story this offseason has been offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr and his desire for a new contract.

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Oct 3, 2021; 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

Brown is an important part of the Chiefs’ offense and he didn’t report to training camp last week.

It was suggested by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo last month that Brown could take his holdout into the 2022 season.

On Monday morning, multiple reports indicated that Brown is ending his holdout, reporting to camp, and signing the franchise tag that was placed on him earlier this year.

Brown is reporting because he feels it’s important as a team leader to be in camp when padded practices start.

This is obviously great news for the Chiefs. They need a healthy and happy Brown in 2022. And while I’m sure Brown is disappointed that a deal didn’t get done, it sounds like he’s ready to put all of that behind him for now and focus on the 2022 season.

Brown and the Chiefs can revisit the idea of a contract extension next offseason. Right now, it’s all about getting this team back to the Super Bowl.

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