ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills in addressing the team's lengthy search for an established veteran to play behind second-year starter EJ Manuel.
A person familiar with the deal confirmed the agreement on Saturday, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the move. ESPN first reported the agreement Friday night.
Orton is a nine-year veteran, who spent the past two seasons with Dallas. Orton was cut by the Cowboys in mid-July after he skipped the team's offseason workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement.
He was Chicago's fourth-round pick in 2005, and also played in Denver and Kansas City. He has a 35-35 career record and gone 1,326 of 2,265 for 15,019 yards passing with 83 touchdowns and 59 interceptions.
Orton's addition becomes Buffalo's latest quarterback shuffle this week. It began with Buffalo cutting backup Thad Lewis and signing fifth-year player Jordan Palmer. And it ended w...