2022 NFL Training Camp: Players holding out/in for new contracts

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2022 NFL Training camp is finally in session. Let’s take a look at the players either holding out or “in” for new lucrative contracts!

Every season players in the NFL demonstrate their dissatisfaction with their current team or contract situation by holding out of mandatory training camp.

Camps begin on different dates towards the end of July but most teams have begun their sessions let’s take a look at the players currently holding out.

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2022 NFL Free Agency: Orlando Brown #57 of the Kansas City Chiefs prepares to block Clelin Ferrell #99 of the Las Vegas Raiders during the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

NFL players holding out at camp: Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Chiefs

Left tackle Orlando Brown Jr is one of the few players that is holding out completely. Brown was expected to show up on Monday evening when all of the Chiefs’ veterans were scheduled to report however he was not among them.

Brown has voiced his displeasure with his current contract and was not happy with the contract extension general manager Brett Veach offered him.

Head coach Andy Reid already made it clear that if need be they will move on with or without Brown;

"“I don’t know that. I don’t know whether he’s going to be here or not,” Reid said. “If he’s here, great. And if he’s not, we move on. That’s how we’ve done it in the past. This isn’t the first time I’ve been through something like this. My thing is, we just go. Whoever the next guy is that’s gonna step in there — we know Joe Thuney can do it in a heartbeat — so, if we need to go in that direction, we can go in that direction. We’ve got some new faces in there that can also do it.”"

The 26-year-old is scheduled to earn $16,662,000 on his franchise tag if he plays but it is clear that right now that Brown believes he is being underpaid.

The Chiefs are not happy with this move and it is unclear if Brown will ever suit up again in Kansas City.