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Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton - #18 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 11/14/1982
Birthplace Altoona, IA
College Purdue
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 4th round, 5th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
137.1 89 1

Midseason headliners — for better or worse

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman's ability to stage fourth-quarter comebacks helps explain why the Buccaneers are PFW's choice as the most surprising team at the halfway point. Read on to discover our picks for best team, most disappointing team, league MVP ...

Jones must get out of own way

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:16 a.m. ET
The Cowboys hit rock bottom Sunday night with an overmatched offensive line and no running game, but it has been a void in leadership that has left a Super Bowl-caliber roster performing like an expansion franchise.

Cowboys' reeling continues in 45-7 loss to Pack

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Jackson scored twice and Green Bay routed the free-falling Cowboys 45-7 on Sunday night.

Packers-Cowboys prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week Nine Packers-Cowboys game.

Cowboys continue to struggle at free safety

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Dallas' long-standing problems at free safety haven't been alleviated by Alan Ball, who is proving to be no more than a stopgap, according to NFC East Whispers.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys must examine right side of O-line

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys headed into this season feeling good overall about their offensive line, but problems have cropped up at almost every spot.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Colledge does not practice for Packers

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy development on the Packers-Cowboys Thursday injury report was the disclosure that starting OLG Daryn Colledge (back) did not participate in the Thursday practice after seeing limited action in the practice the previous day.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys sign CB McCann to 53-man roster

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have elevated CB Bryan McCann from their practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys release former third-rounder Williams

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released former third-round pick LB Jason Williams, whose contributions had been mostly on special teams.

Kitna doesn’t spell doom for Cowboys’ receivers

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
The fact that QB Jon Kitna is starting for the injured Tony Romo doesn't mean you should abandon hope for the Dallas receiving corps.

Cowboys' Jones should make coaching change

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
As if it wasn't clear in last Monday's loss to the Giants, the Cowboys confirmed on Sunday that they are a team that will lose a lot of games this season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2012
A person with knowledge of the decisions says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to deals with quarterback Kyle Orton and cornerback Brandon Carr. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced Wednesday's deals.||||||| Orton, who finished last season in Kansas City after being released by Denver, has agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romo's backup. Jon Kitna, Romo's primary backup the last two years, retired after last season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Orton got his revenge in leading the Kansas City Chiefs over the Broncos 7-3 on Sunday. He was 15 of 29 for 180 yards and no turnovers.||||||| Orton had laid low all week but he finally `fessed up after the game that this game had special meaning to him even though it was for pride and payback and not the playoffs. "I can't hide that," he said. "But I congratulate those guys. They're in. I congratulate them and I look forward to next year." Orton could earn the permanent job for KC in 2012.
Posted Dec. 30, 2011
An attorney says a class-action lawsuit naming Orton as a plaintiff was also filed on behalf of around 20 NFL players.||||||| The lawsuit filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court claims bad financial advice from the law firm Chuhak & Tecson cost Orton and the other players millions of dollars related to energy investments.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Orton threw for 300 yards in Saturday's 16-13 OT loss to Oakland.||||||| Orton was 21 for 36 with one TD and two INTs. His season finale is in Denver, where the Broncos unceremoniously dumped him in favor of the sensational Tim Tebow in what shapes up to be a fascinating gridiron encounter.
Posted Dec. 04, 2011
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton.||||||| The Chiefs were forced to turn to Palko after Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury to his throwing hand, and the results so far haven't been good. Palko threw three interceptions in each of his first two starts and committed seven turnovers in all during that stretch. Kansas City claimed Orton, the former Bear, on Nov. 23 after Denver waived him. Chicago and Dallas also put in claims, but the Chiefs got him because they have a worse record.

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