Source: Chiefs Claim Orton Off Waivers

By: AP
By: AP
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton off waivers.

Kyle Orton (AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton off waivers.

The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs had not announced the move. Coach Todd Haley declined to discuss Orton when asked about him earlier in the day.

Kansas City was in the market for a veteran quarterback after Matt Cassel went down with a season-ending injury to his throwing hand. Orton became available when the Broncos waived him Tuesday.

The former Chicago Bears starter, who passed for more than 3,000 yards each of his first two seasons in Denver, was benched six weeks ago after getting off to a 1-4 start. The Broncos eventually decided to go with Tim Tebow as the starter, making Orton expendable.


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  • by Voice of Reason Location: C/S on Nov 24, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Who cares? Real football is played on Saturday's!!!
  • by Monique the cat lady on Nov 24, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Run Tebow Run!
  • by Transplant Location: C.S. on Nov 23, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    Grew up as a Chiefs fan and now retired military here in Colorado which I get to support the Broncos and the Chiefs. I have been waiting for Kyle to join the Chiefs ever since Tebow was signed. Nothing like the AFC West and good luck to both teams! Game on!
  • by Bronchitis on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    Tebow sucks!!
  • by The Hater on Nov 23, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    The Broncos are a team on the decline...they never cease to hit rock bottom (bunch of losers).
  • by Go Broncos Location: C.S. on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    You people making the negative comments to the Broncos. I have one question, what State do you live and make your income in? You should at least support the team in the State you reside in. Otherwise, if you do not, for all I care, go back to where you came from.
  • by fabian Location: powers on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM
    Why you guys got to hate on the Broncos???Let me guess....Yoy guys must be Raiders or Chiefs Fans,Like your team is all that...Go figure haters.
  • by Oh Yea on Nov 22, 2011 at 09:48 PM
    They should hav cut teblow. he sucks
  • by RICO Location: Springs on Nov 22, 2011 at 09:45 PM
    At the end the day, when all of the opinions and dust have settled, the bottom line is what's on the scoreboard when the whistle blows. End of story.
  • by unknown Location: se spgs on Nov 22, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    @ bronco hater> stick ur head where the sun doesn't shine!
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