Arizona Cardinals could face Kansas City Chiefs without Orlando Brown

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At least the Arizona Cardinals aren’t alone.

The Kansas City Chiefs could be missing their top offensive lineman come Week 1 as well. Orlando Brown, the Chiefs’ starting left tackle, could be skipping their first game of the season when they come to Glendale to play the Arizona Cardinals.

Brown, who is Patrick Mahomes’ blindside protector, is in the middle of contract extension talks after being franchised tagged earlier this year. The deadline for an extension to be signed is today, July 15th, at 3 PM Eastern time.

According to our sister site, Arrowhead Addict, the Chiefs and Brown have apparently stalled on any further contract negotiations.

That could potentially leave the door open for a holdout, as some sources who’ve spoken with are saying—specifically saying that Brown’s Week 1 status could be in question.

Arizona Cardinals could have a better shot at stopping Patrick Mahomes if Brown is out.

I’m all for players getting the money they deserve. So Mr.Brown, feel free to take as much time as you need to get your slice of the pie. If Brown does sit out the first game of the year, this would put Geron Christian Sr. into the starting lineup.

Christian Sr. played for the Houston Texans last season, and despite the Texans’ bad record, Christian Sr. was actually pretty darn good. Only allowing one sack in 14 games is something that many teams would love to have- and the Chiefs have a solid backup waiting in the wings.

This would put either Zach Allen or J.J Watt on Christian Sr., and the Cardinals technically could have a better shot at getting “home” to Mahomes (pun intended). But that’s so far away at this point, so that’s something to watch for something as we get closer to the start of the regular season.

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