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Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton?
This surely came as a shock to everyone in Chicago, where it was considered a cinch that the Bears would grab their former QB off waivers once starter Jay Cutler got hurt. However, the Bears got stumped in the process.
Since the Chiefs have a worse record (4-6) than the Bears (7-3), league rules dictated that when Denver released their starter of 2 12 years, Kansas City was awarded Orton and the 2.58 million tag remaining on his 2011 contract.
By the way, if the Bears were stunned at this turn of events, so was Orton.
In fact, once Tim Tebow became the people's choice in Denver, Orton fell to No. 3 on the depth chart and asked for his release specifically so he could return to the playoff-contending Bears.
Orton's agent, David Dunn, went so far as using ESPN as a vehicle to warn the Chiefs against putting in a claim for Orton.
A source close to the Chiefs claims there were heated arguments among front office people and coache...
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MILE HIGH GOODBYE
The Broncos are now officially Timmy's Team, as the man he unseated, Kyle Orton, has been placed on waivers.
In a move that didn’t surprise many, the Chiefs moved swiftly Tuesday placing a claim on recently released Denver Broncos quarterback, Kyle Orton. Wednesday afternoon, the NFL awarded Kansas City Orton, who will have six games to prove himself.
Kyle Orton has a new home in the AFC West. Orton was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs, who were searching for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.
Kyle Orton has a new home in the AFC West. Orton was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs, who were in the market for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury to his throwing hand.
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed ex-Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, keeping him away from reuniting with the Bears. The Bears signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown shortly after news broke that they did not get Orton. And the Raiders are not afraid of Devin Hester because they feel they have a better kick returner.
Bears land backup QB Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 17:28:00 2011
SEAN JENSEN: The Kansas City Chiefs, who placed starter Matt Cassel on injured reserve last week, has claimed Kyle Orton, according to multiple reports. Meanwhile, the Bears immediately announced the signing of Josh McCown to a one-year deal.
Kansas City quarterback Tyler Palko said Wednesday that the Chiefs' acquisition of Kyle Orton won't change his preparation for Sunday night's home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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