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Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
IRVING – With backup quarterback Jon Kitna out for a second straight game with a bad back, the Cowboys were one of three teams to put in a waiver claim Wednesday on Kyle Orton.
Citing an anonymous source, ESPNDallas.com reported that Dallas was prepared to pay roughly $2.6 million to pick up Orton for the final six games. He was awarded to Kansas City because of its 4-6 record.
With Jay Cutler out with a broken thumb, Chicago also put in a claim for Orton, who was cut by Denver on Tuesday. By virtue of their 6-4 record, the Cowboys would have been awarded Orton ahead of the Bears, who are 7-3.
There is no timetable for Kitna’s return, although Jason Garrett expressed optimism that he could be back in time to be active against Arizona on Dec. 4.
Stephen McGee will back up Tony Romo on Thursday against Miami.
BEST OF MAXIM
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 in the market for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury to his throwing hand.
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.
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.
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
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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