Found December 04, 2011 on
At the beginning of the second quarter in their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs put quarterback Kyle Orton onto the field in a real game for the first time since they claimed him on waivers on November 23rd. Sadly, Orton's performance time was shorter than that of your average Spinal Tap drummer, as he injured the index finger on his right (throwing) hand on the very first play he had from scrimmage:
Hit by safety Major Wright on an ill-advised flea-flicker, Orton went right back to the sideline.
Early reports indicate that Orton has a dislocated finger, and that he might be available the Chiefs take on the New York Jets next Sunday. Pretty harsh start for the guy against one of his former teams, though — at least Matt Leinart got a few reps with the Houston Texans before he broke his collarbone.
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Earlier last week, NFL quarterback Kyle Orton was placed on waivers by the Denver Broncos and eventually picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs.
So, the guys over at Landlocked Pioneers decided to get "Fake Kyle Orton" to say his goodbyes to Denver:
Kyle Orton returns to Soldier Field in unexpected fashion, as a Kansas City Chief.
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Kyle Orton’s first play as a Kansas City Chief was one to forget. Orton, the quarterback acquired off waivers from the Broncos, came in to try to give the Chiefs a spark after starter Tyler Palko could do absolutely nothing. But on Orton’s first play, the Chiefs ran a flea-flicker, the Bears weren’t fooled, and…
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Kyle Orton replaced Tyler Palko as the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback for the first play of the second quarter, injured a finger on his right hand and had to leave the game. His return was questionable.
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