In Indianapolis for the combine all week, Brett Veach and the Chiefs' front office are fully back from Super Bowl celebrations and in offseason mode. The combine can typically be a big week for teams and their player's agents to meet face-to-face, and Veach will have more than a few meetings on the books. One of those figures to be about left tackle Orlando Brown, who's once again an unrestricted free agent after playing under the franchise tag this past season. While speaking with 610's The Drive on Tuesday afternoon, Veach gave a brief update of where things stand between the two sides.
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"I think every offseason, when you go into these negotiations with star players, whether it's Tyreek [Hill] or Orlando, you always cautiously optimistic," he said. "And listen, things change quickly in this league. When we were at the combine, I left here thinking we were good with Tyreek and we were going to get an extension done, and then a few weeks later we were in transition mode. So, these things are kind of a little bit of the great unknown. But I think this, as opposed to last year – last year at this time, he didn't have an agent, and he didn't figure out that process until later on in the offseason. So I think having a prior rapport with his group will help us. And we're going to work hard and see what we can knock out. But it's one of those things you can never be certain how they're going to unfold until they work through that process."
You can listen to Veach's entire interview in the embedded player below: