Kyle Orton QB DAL 9 Months
Kyle Orton has restructured his contract.
Unable to agree to an extension with Tony Romo, the Cowboys put the screws to his backup instead. Details are unavailable, but it's likely a good chunk of Orton's $3.25 million salary has been converted to a bonus. It's possible, but not likely, he's agreed to an outright pay-cut. Orton attempted just 10 passes last season.
Kyle Orton QB DAL May 22 '12
NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve moving the trade deadline back two weeks.
The change will go into effect for the 2012 season, moving from Week 6 to Week 8, if the owners and NFLPA can agree on the details. The issue came under scrutiny last year when the Broncos waived Kyle Orton just after the early trade deadline, preventing the Bears from making a deal when Jay Cutler was lost for the season. The owners also approved a change to injured reserve that would allow one player to return to game action eight weeks after being placed on I.R.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Mar 13 '12
Free agent QB Kyle Orton's first visit will reportedly be with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys tried to claim Orton off waivers from the Broncos last November, so they've been interested for awhile. It's interesting that Orton would consider a clear-cut backup job as opposed to the opportunity to compete for another starting gig.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Feb 24 '12
Speaking at the Scouting Combine, Chiefs GM Scott Pioli expressed some interest in re-signing free agent Kyle Orton.
Re-signing Orton wouldn't be aiming high, but it at least would give Matt Cassel legitimate veteran competition. "We've talked to Kyle's people," Pioli said. "It sounds like Kyle would like to be with us. We've told Kyle we'd like to continue to work with him. ... Things have to work out (contractually)."
Kyle Orton QB DAL Feb 09 '12
According to the Wsahington Examiner, the Redskins had interest in free agent Kyle Orton when he was waived by Denver last November.
The Redskins didn't put in a waiver claim because of the salary implications and potential for locker-room "friction" with Rex Grossman. While he'd be an upgrade on Grossman for 2012, the Redskins would likely view Orton as more of a stopgap solution while grooming a rookie. It would make some sense for Washington to sign Orton in free agency before drafting a quarterback in April. Particularly if the rookie isn't selected at No. 6 overall.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Feb 05 '12
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that free agent Kyle Orton is one of the available quarterbacks about whom the Redskins have had "internal discussions."
The other two are more obvious: Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. Schefter also reports that the Redskins have at least contemplated trading up for Robert Griffin at the No. 2 overall pick. After trading down repeatedly in the 2011 draft and improving the rest of their roster last spring and summer, the Redskins seem intent to find their franchise quarterback this offseason.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Jan 22 '12
The Florida Times Union mentions free agents Kyle Orton and Jake Delhomme as two veteran quarterbacks the Jaguars might try to sign.
New OC Bob Bratkowski has said the Jags would like to sign an experienced backup to mentor Blaine Gabbert. The crop of free agent quarterbacks is exceptionally deep this year, with Chad Henne, Jason Campbell and Vince Young, among others, all set to join Orton and Delhomme on the open market. The presence of any would assure a hearty quarterback controversy in Jacksonville.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Jan 02 '12
Impending free agent Kyle Orton has hinted he won't be back with the Chiefs in 2012.
"I don't know," Orton said when asked about where he might end up. "I know (the Chiefs have) a great quarterback in Matt Cassel. Matt's a good friend, he's a great teammate, and he's a great quarterback. As I look at it, it's his team." Extremely unlikely to be franchise tagged, there's little reason for Orton to return to a club where he'd have to compete for the No. 1 job with so many teams expected to have openings at quarterback this offseason.
Kyle Orton QB DAL Dec 30 '11
According to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi, the Chiefs will "make an effort" to re-sign impending free agent Kyle Orton as a competitor for Matt Cassel in 2012.
Orton is a better passer than Cassel, but he could be facing a rigged competition if the Chiefs end up bringing in the pro-Cassel Josh McDaniels as coordinator or head coach-in-waiting. On the other hand, Orton is not certain to land more money or a better opportunity with another team.