The Kansas City Chiefs will not place the franchise tag on offensive tackle Orlando Brown, according to NFL reports.
The two sides will have until next Monday to agree on a contract before Brown can begin negotiating terms.
The Chiefs have 23 free agents, including Brown. Brown played last season under a franchise tag and Spotrac projected a market value of 22.4 million annually. The Chiefs were expected to have $11 million in cap space. KC will have some financial decisions to make, including potentially restructuring the contract of All-Pro defensive lineman Chris Jones.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Brown in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, making him the ninth offensive tackle drafted in 2018. During his time with the Ravens from 2018 to 2020, Brown signed a four-year contract with the Ravens, appearing at all. 16 games and 10 starts, including a wild card loss against the Los Angeles Chargers in his rookie season. He was named to two Pro Bowls with the Ravens.
Teams have until Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET to use their franchise tag.
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