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Orlando Brown, Jr. jokes he “joined the dark side” by signing with the Bengals

Brown is arguably the Bengals’ biggest free agent signing in team history.

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New Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. knows all about playing against his new team. After spending his first three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Brown landed with the Kansas City Chiefs just in time for their rivalry with Cincinnati to begin.

Over the last two seasons, Brown has lined up opposite his new team four times, including back-to-back AFC Championship games. Brown got the last laugh as a Chief, knocking off the Bengals on the way to Kansas City’s Super Bowl championship this past season.

Our own Anthony Cosenza and John Sheeran were able to talk to Brown on The Orange and Black Insider and asked him what it was like to be switching sides.

“I somewhat joined the dark side,” Brown joked. He went on to discuss the magnitude of those Chiefs vs. Bengals matchups over the last full season.

Brown is arguably the Bengals’ biggest free agent signing in team history. His understanding of the rivalries the Bengals have and are creating, mixed with his championship experience make his presence all the more welcome.

Orlando, Jr. has been passionate about diabetes research and aiding progress to battle the disease. He donated $50,000 to Kansas City’s Mercy Hospital for diabetes research and did a lot of work with that healthcare organization.

He is in the process of finding another new charitable endeavor and we are hoping to raise funds for him while he identifies said cause. We are pooling money through Cincy Jungle and our Orange and Black Insider podcast channels and will donate them to the cause he identifies in the near future. You can donate through the Orange and Black Insider’s YouTube channel’s “Super Chat” function, or via Venmo @OrangeAndBlackInsider.

A HUGE thanks to Mr. Michael Portner of Delta Sports Group and to Mr. Brown, Jr. for the opportunity to speak with the new star tackle!

Check out the full interview below!

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