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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

Broncos QB Orton unhappy with being replaced

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
A rib injury kept Broncos QB Kyle Orton out of action in Week 15, but the veteran signalcaller was healthy enough to start the final two games of the season, the way we hear it.

Report: Broncos plan to start Tebow on Sunday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow will reportedly get his first career start Sunday against the Raiders.

Orton suffering surprising late-season collapse

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton played like a fantasy stud for most of the season's first few months and had the schedule to finish the year on a high as well. But instead, his play has deteriorated at a horrible time.

Broncos determined to change perception of team

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Denver is hoping that the promotion of former RB coach Eric Studesville to interim head coach will begin the process of restoring the team's integrity following the unsuccessful 28-game tenure of Josh McDaniels. And it's unlikely the team ...

Broncos turn the tables on Chiefs

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
The Denver Broncos corralled the NFL's top rushing team, doing their best imitation of the Kansas City Chiefs in a rout of the AFC West leaders.

Broncos in no rush to play Tebow at QB

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
Even if the Broncos do continue to slip further out of playoff contention, we hear that Denver is in no rush to expand the role of rookie QB Tim Tebow.

Orton officially an elite fantasy QB

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Don't look now, but fantasy's best passer might be a guy who went undrafted in more than a few leagues. After carving up some soft secondaries in the season's first month, Kyle Orton proved to be the ...

QB Orton becoming a leader in Denver

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Broncos QB Kyle Orton came back a different man this offseason and, after signing a contact extension in August, has a newfound sense of confidence.

Broncos WR Lloyd's hard work paying off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
While it might appear that WR Brandon Lloyd's gaudy offensive numbers are coming from out of nowhere, we hear that the wide receiver has been working toward a breakout season for several years.

Ten most intriguing players of Week Four

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded away and with his 1-2 Redskins reeling after a loss at St. Louis. McNabb tops Pat Fitzmaurice's list of the 10 most intriguing players of Week Four.

No Marshall, no problem for Orton

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Broncos QB Kyle Orton was supposed to fail without elite WR Brandon Marshall around this season. So far, he doesn't seem to be too affected by his top wideout's departure.

Orton's throws for over 300 yards as Broncos beat Seahawks

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton threw for 307 yards and two TD passes and top draft pick Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Denver Broncos' 31-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Tebow challenging Quinn for backup duty

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
The only competition at quarterback in Denver is between Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow, who are battling to be Kyle Orton's primary backup.

Broncos sign Orton to extension

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed QB Kyle Orton to a contract extension, the team announced late Thursday.

Broncos’ Quinn expects to compete for starting job

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has said Kyle Orton is his starting quarterback until someone beats Orton for the job, and backup Brady Quinn recently told PFW his goal heading into training camp is to play and to win.

Broncos can hang around in AFC West

Posted July 13, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
Are the Broncos going to catch us napping again? PFW's Mike Wilkening, for one, believes Denver will be more competitive than many people expect.

Broncos QB Orton signs tender

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Hoping to build on his first season in Denver, Broncos QB Kyle Orton signed his restricted free-agent tender Friday.

Quinn not an immediate threat to Orton

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
There is no QB competition in Denver, we've been told, but the Broncos gave incumbent Kyle Orton a bit of a push with the acquisition of Brady Quinn.

Report: Broncos tender Marshall, Orton

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Broncos tendered WR Brandon Marshall and QB Kyle Orton at the first-round level Wednesday, according to an ESPN report.

Broncos won't commit to Orton beyond 2010

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
The Broncos struck down reports that they are one of a few teams interested in trading for Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, but that doesn't mean they are committed to Kyle Orton as their long-term answer at quarterback, we hear.

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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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