Ex-Bears QB Kyle Orton cut by Broncos
By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer November 22, 2011 4:06PM
Kyle Orton was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday. The former Bears quarterback came to the Broncos in the trade for Jay Cutler. | AP
Updated: November 22, 2011 6:04PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Kyle Orton.
The 29-year-old seventh-year veteran from Purdue lost his starting job after going 1-4. He hasn’t played since the first half against San Diego on Oct. 9. His replacement, Tim Tebow, is 4-1.
Orton decisively outplayed Tebow in training camp but faltered when the regular season started, throwing seven interceptions.
Orton will be subject to waivers. If a team claims him, it will have to pay what remains of his $9 million salary. If he’s not claimed, he’ll become a free agent. Several teams, including contenders Chicago and Houston, could use a veteran QB.