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Would he go back to Chi because they could use him.
Thats what i was thinking.The bears need a QB.
So do the Texans and Chiefs. He'll find work somewhere.
it's a very interesting move. KC needs to put in a claim.
With Orton, they'd have had a 14-0 halftime lead last night.
How did they not get a draft pick for that guy with all the teams that had QBs go down recently? Seems like a no-brainer for Chicago.
Because the trade deadline was weeks ago.
Could he also go to Miami?
They were looking to trade for him earlier in the year.
This doesn't seem to make sense. Why cut him? With the style Tebow plays you would have to think there is significant risk of injury.
Damn! I initially thought it read Ocho was waived!
Just wishful thinking on my part.
What does Denvah gain by waiving Orton?
The likelihood of a running QB getting injured is high (q.v. Vick). Maybe Tebow's backup is up to the task. Does saving his game amortized salary save them that much when chicago, KC, Houston, Miami (Jets should) pick him up and pay him?
EDIT: Brady Quinn at backup! OMG!
If he isn't in Houston, KC or Chicago this weekend I will be shocked!
He isn't a bad player, just not great! But is better than Leinart, Palko and Hanie!
Also, if Tebow gets injured, would you want Brady Quinn as your QB?
I was thinking that, but Matt Moore's played well. Orton would likely slip past Miami.
I really am happy... Orton was their best chance
at QB to own our D:rocker:
Yeah Miami has been clicking as of late, idk if they want to mess with that....but in all honesty, at the end of the day, who the he'll knows...
I'm gonna say either Chitown or KC.....Houston doesn't really have the cap room per NFL Network.
Don't tell anyone in New York but the NY Jets sure could use a quarterback!
I like the fact that being a legend of a franquise allow you to do anything. Elway's first six months have been terrible and comes away with nothing of criticism.
lets hope he goes before NY gets a chance on the waiverwire.
Kansas City is currently 2 games out of the AFC West. They should put in a claim on Orton.
Horrible schedule coming up but the NFL in 2011 is weird.
Typical stoopid move for the Donks, best thing that ever could have happened for Kyle Orton.
He's an upgrade to about a dozen starters in the NFL today, IMO. He can start, and can win games.
Denver will come to rue this decision.
That was my first thought as well, but I'm thinking now it is being done in hopes of dumping his salary. If another team claims him then that new team absorbs the remainder of his contract.
The only other thing that could possibly make sense is that Orton was a divisive force in the locker room, with some players wanting him to start and others wanting Tebow to start.
I was snooping in the jets forum a while ago and I've learned snachez is actually awesome, Their problems come from the OC, no running game, the OL, WR's dropping passes, and solar flares. Their problem is not the QB apparently. In a jets fans world sanchez rodgers brady brees and manning are the elite QB's of the nfl.
they said on weei that Orton's requested it because he wanted to go to the Chicago Bears
Just about to say this.
Orton probably requested a release, and the Broncos were kind.
can he say NO to other team claims?
like say Tenn claims him... can he say screw you NO and pass on down the list more until he reaches the Bears?
If I were Orton I would say "if you claim me and your not the Bears watch how many Picks I'm going to throw.... just watch me dog it".
If I recall correctly all players regardless of tenure must pass through waivers after the trading deadline has passed.
Orton's 2011 salary is $7.379 million, which means if a team claims him he makes $2.6 million from them for the rest of the year. If he clears waivers and signs a new contract as a free agent, he probably only makes about $500k the rest of the year.
Is his desire to go only to Chicago high enough to be willing to walk away from $2 million, by making a stink about playing anywhere else? I don't know, but I'm guessing he wouldn't walk away from that much money.
With an attitude like that, Its shocking that ELWAY, of all people, released him...
Nahmean? dude wouldn't play for the colts.
How funny would it be if the Chiefs claim Orton and they beat the Jets. Right now the Jets fans are salivating over an easy win after watching Palko last night.
Right now, the Chiefs have a higher waiver claim than the Bears. He is more likely to go there.
The problem is that the Bears are behind all the other teams that might claim him other than maybe the Texans in the waiver process. He has no say of where he goes if someone else claims him. I doubt he would hold out with $2.8 million due to him.
If nothing else, this provides physical evidence that the Colts are purposely throwing games.
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