K.C. Chiefs, not Bears Claim Kyle Orton, Josh McCown to Chicago

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Multiple sources are reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton off of waivers. So it appears Captain Neckbeard, waived yesterday by Denver, will stay in the AFC West Division.

Since the Chicago Bears missed out on Orton, they settled for Josh McCown, signing him for a one year deal.

This is a very smart move for the Chiefs, as their options with Matt Cassel out for the season include Tyler Palko and former Iowa Hawkeyes signal caller Ricky Stanzi. Unlike Cassel, Jay Cutler could be back by season’s end, or at least the NFL playoffs.

With a lack of space available under the salary cap, the Bears were not able to bring back the former Purdue star back to the team that originally signed him. Chicago did put in a waiver claim, as did the Dallas Cowboys.

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