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Orton Waived by Broncos, Chicago Bears a Possibility
« on: November 22, 2011, 07:36:02 PM »
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Kyle Orton has gone from Jay Cutler's replacement to Tim Tebow's backup to the unemployment line.

The Broncos released the 29-year-old veteran quarterback Tuesday, six weeks after benching him following a 1-4 start.

"I spoke with Kyle earlier today and thanked him for everything he did for the Broncos. He was a true professional throughout this season. I've got a great deal of respect for him as both a player and as a person," coach John Fox said in a statement.

"This was the right decision for our football team. We feel good about our quarterback group, and this gives Kyle an opportunity to help another team and showcase his talents."

Orton shouldn't stay unemployed for long.

Although he's a vested veteran with seven NFL seasons under his belt, Orton is subject to the waiver rules because he was released after the trade deadline. If another team claims him, it will be responsible for about $3 million in salary, which is what remains of his roughly $9 million contract for 2011. If nobody claims him, he'll be free to sign with anybody.

Two intriguing possibilities are the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans. Both are in the thick of the playoff race at 7-3 but have problems under center, and another potential destination is AFC West rival Kansas City.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7270010/denver-broncos-waive-former-qb-starter-kyle-orton

What ?!? Denver is such a mess...and they're still better than the Chargers  :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Orton Waived by Broncos, Chicago Bears a Possibility
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 09:25:43 PM »
It would be a shame if the Bears' season comes to naught because of this injury but it's likely to if Cutler's replacement is mediocre.
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Re: Orton Waived by Broncos, Chicago Bears a Possibility
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 09:45:25 PM »
JC will be brought back as a Christmas miracle!  ;D

Nah, but on the bright side the schedule is very easy. The backup should be able to get them through this stretch.
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Re: Orton Waived by Broncos, Chicago Bears a Possibility
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 01:46:54 AM »
Hanie will start no matter who they take.....he is afterall the back up and being payed for such. The Bears already know he can drive the ball down the field and that he can score.

Plus Farve still hasnt signed. I doubt Orton would go back to the Bears they screwed him over. Althought he is Purdue Alumini and it is closer to his family.
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