Found November 23, 2011 on
Inside the Bears:
As Caleb Hanie was taking practice snaps with the starting offense Wednesday, the Bears were working to secure his veteran backup. The Bears put in a waiver claim for Kyle Orton, who was surprisingly released by the Denver Broncos Tuesday. But when the club learned around 3 p.m. — the deadline for waiver claims — that the Kansas City Chiefs had snagged Orton, the Bears quickly announced the signing of Josh McCown to a one-year deal. Orton was the team’s top choice to back up Hanie, and the veteran didn’t mask his desire to return to his original team, even …
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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.
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.
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
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.
Bears QB Caleb Hanie brings an impressive skillset to the position. While he's not the same player as Jay Cutler, using him creatively should give him a good chance to succeed.
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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