Found November 23, 2011 on
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When the Broncos cut Kyle Orton on Tuesday afternoon, it immediately started a buzz of anticipation that he would wind up back in Chicago as an injury replacement for Jay Cutler, the man the Bears traded Orton for a few seasons back.
Such a move makes plenty of sense. Caleb Hanie has zero NFL starting experience and the Bears, at 7-3, need a surer hand on the rudder to finish their voyage to the playoffs. Orton wouldn't be totally up to speed on the offense, but he's been around the block enough to run a stripped down version well enough to let the Bears defense and run game do the heavy lifting.
The only problem with that scenario is that there are 29 teams ahead of the Bears in the waiver order for a shot at Orton's services. Some of those teams need a quarterback -- the Colts, Redskins and Chiefs -- but it's hard to imagine spending the $2.5 million Orton is owed makes sense for teams with no real shot of making it to the postseason.
Then there are the teams co...
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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.
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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