Posted: Nov 24, 2011 12:29 AM by Lee Douglas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Kyle Orton has been claimed off waivers by the Chiefs, who were searching for a veteran quarterback after losing Matt Cassel to a season-ending injury. The move was told to the Associated Press by a person familiar with the situation on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.
Orton was released by the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, six weeks after he was benched following a 1-4 start. The former Chicago Bears starter, who passed for 3,000 yards each of his first two seasons in Denver, became expendable when the Broncos opted to go with Tim Tebow as their starter.