Orton Gets Nod

Englewood, CO - Kyle Orton will be the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback.

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Coach Josh McDaniels made the announcement Saturday as the team readied for Sunday's final day of on-field prep for training camp in late July. The former Chicago Bears quarterback took all the snaps behind the first-team offensive line during Saturday's practice.
Orton has been competing for the starting position with Chris Simms.
Orton came to Denver on April 3 as part of the trade that allowed the Bears to get ex-Broncos No. 1 quarterback Jay Cutler.
Orton completed 272 of 465 passes for 2,812 yards with Chicago last season, throwing 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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Posted: 6/13/09 8:15PM ET



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