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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:23:25 -0700
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said Thursday, July 16, that former QB Kyle Orton was the best quarterback he has played with in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Marshall's comments seem like a jab at Jay Cutler more than a compliment of Orton, but if Geno Smith can't play consistent football this season, Marshall could be begging for Orton. Draft him as a lower-end WR2 in 2015 and expect a few duds over the course of the year.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:07:19 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is the only quarterback on the roster, following QB Kyle Orton's retirement Monday, Dec. 29.
Fantasy Tip: Manuel should be involved in a competition in camp next season. He's worth targeting as a suspect QB2 next year.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:02:49 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton has announced his retirement Monday, Dec. 29.
Fantasy Tip: EJ Manuel is the only quarterback on the roster and should be involved in a competition in camp next season. He's worth targeting as a suspect QB2 next year.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:51:30 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not play at all in Week 17 against the New England Patriots, even though the Bills have been eliminated from the playoffs. QB Kyle Orton will remain the starter for the season finale because he continues "giving the team the best chance to win," according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he hasn't had any talks with the team brass about the future of the quarterback position for the team. Manuel is due to count $2.4 million against the salary cap next year, and releasing him would create $5.25 million in dead money.
Fantasy Tip: The team's decision not to get a look at Manuel in the season finale with nothing on the line isn't promising for his future with the team. Heading into next year, Manuel shouldn't be on any fantasy football radars.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:20:48 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton will start Week 17, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he'll play the players who give the team the best chance to win.
Fantasy Tip: Orton ($5,555) is best left out of FantasyScore lineups this week against the New England Patriots. There are plenty of better options at quarterback for the same price.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:29:18 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will not start again this season if head coach Doug Marrone has the final say. When asked if his decision to stick with QB Kyle Orton as the starter would change if the team fell out of playoff contention, Marrone said, "No. Not for me, unless it changes for somebody else."
Fantasy Tip: Based on the comments, Marrone has no faith in Manuel as a starter, and the only way he will be under center again this season is if Orton were to suffer an injury or if someone above Marrone forced the head coach to make a change.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:12:01 -0800
The Buffalo Bills will stick with QB Kyle Orton as the signal caller as they attempt to sneak into postseason play.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:36:13 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) was limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. The Bills did not actually practice Thursday, so Orton's status is an estimation.
Fantasy Tip: The bright side for Orton ($5,000): The New York Jets allow the most fantasy points per game to QBs (20.70). The downside: Buffalo will be moved from a home game, and they have yet to practice all week because of a blizzard. The matchup is nice, but Orton's lack of precision and poor arm suggest you should look elsewhere.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:35:17 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. The team did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Tip: Orton has not done much in his last two games and could be dealing with some weather during the game, which hurts his value. Orton costs $5,000 on FantasyScore, but owners should look to use better options.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:24:53 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton will continue to be the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Fantasy Tip: Orton has only thrown one touchdown in the last two games but is keeping his job for the time being. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use even if Orton is one of the cheaper quarterbacks.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:22:18 -0800
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton (toe) suffered a minor toe injury Thursday, Nov. 13, in Week 11. Head coach Doug Marrone said he isn't considering making the switch to QB EJ Manuel, based on Orton's performance or health.
Fantasy Tip: Orton and Manuel aren't options you should consider on FantasyScore.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:40:43 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have declared RB Bryce Brown, OG Chris Williams, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, QB Kyle Orton, WR Marcus Easley, LB Nigel Bradham, CB Ross Cockrell inactive for Week 5.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:39:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel has been benched for Week 5. QB Kyle Orton will take over as starter, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
Fantasy Tip: Orton is nowhere near fantasy relevant heading into his first start of the season. Stay away from Buffalo Bills quarterbacks at this point.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:05:14 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is on the hot seat. The team will not hesitate turning to Kyle Orton if Manuel struggles.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:26:34 -0700
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone recently had a testy exchange with team officials within earshot of players, and it apparently stemmed from his unhappiness with the decision to sign QB Kyle Orton so late in the calendar, according to a league source.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:12:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton's two-year deal is worth $11 million with a $3 million bonus, including base salaries of $2.5 million and $5.4 million with the second year being voidable.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:20:31 -0700
Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton signed a two-year contract with the team that could pay him more than $5 million in Year 1.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:25:38 -0700
The Buffalo Bills and free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, Aug. 29. Financial terms were undisclosed. Orton will serve as the primary backup to starting QB EJ Manuel.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:00:35 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are watching the quarterback market, and could be interested in bringing in free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys).
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 23:33:18 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery would accept QB Kyle Orton on his roster if Orton wanted to play again in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Orton wouldn't challenge Jay Cutler for the starting job, but considering Jimmy Clausen and Jordan Palmer are the backups this would be a step up. Monitor the situation, as it is worth stashing Orton on your bench as a "handcuff" pick if he signs. Cutler occasionally gets hurt.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:31:05 -0700
Free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) does not want to retire and wants to play in 2014, according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:48:00 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys' release of free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) will add $1.12 million in dead money to the team's 2014 salary cap and $2.25 million to their 2015 salary cap, according to a source.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:21:56 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are releasing QB Kyle Orton, according to a source.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:59:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden is working on learning the team's offense and getting better, and is not concerned with the situation surrounding QB Kyle Orton. "I'm going to go about my business the same way regardless. I haven't met Kyle, so I can't really speak on it, but whatever he decides to do – it's kind of out of my control," Weeden said. "So what I'm worried about is, if I'm running with the twos out there, do my job to make the twos better. I want to make the team better any way I can, so it doesn't change my mindset or the way I feel about it."
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:49:08 -0700
If Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton decides to return for the 2014 season, the team is expected to have three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster for the first time in several years.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:25:31 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he expects QB Kyle Orton to report to training camp on time.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:10:52 -0700
The agent for Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton visited the team this week, but there appears to be no resolution on if Orton will report to training camp.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:53:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton is not at the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 17, according to a source. Orton is strongly considering retirement.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:16:03 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Dallas Cowboys have been optimistic that QB Kyle Orton would show up for mandatory minicamp this week, but after he didn't show Monday, June 16, the team is unsure if he'll be around Tuesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Orton isn't a huge blow to the Cowboys if he doesn't wind up showing up this week, since they have Brandon Weeden as a capable backup. Orton, obviously, shouldn't be drafted.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:27:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton did not show up for his physical Monday, June 16, according to multiple sources. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett anticipated Orton to attend this week's three-day minicamp. Orton is subject to a $10,930 fine for missing the physical. If he does not show up for the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 17, he would face a fine of $11,575. If he misses all three days of the minicamp, the maximum fine is $69,455.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:26:46 -0700
The NFL's scheduled unrestricted free-agent quarterback class for 2015 features 14 players who will be at least 30 years of age, including Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (39), St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (35), Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (35), New York Jets QB Michael Vick (34), Cincinnati Bengals QB Jason Campbell (33), New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (33), Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (32), Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (31), Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards (31), Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer (31), Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky (31), Cleveland Browns QB Tyler Thigpen (31) and Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (30). Estranged Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton (32) is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, although he is reportedly leaning toward retirement.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:21:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told media he expects to speak with QB Kyle Orton soon. Orton has skipped the team's voluntary offseason program and would have to repay the club $3 million of his $5 million signing bonus if he retires.
Tue, 27 May 2014 09:42:08 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, May 27.
Thu, 22 May 2014 17:35:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton has informed the team he wants to retire, but the Cowboys are trying to talk him out of the decision.
Tue, 20 May 2014 09:20:49 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton has not been in communication with QB coach Wade Wilson since the end of last season.
Sat, 17 May 2014 23:41:56 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett expects QB Kyle Orton to be back with the team this season, based on conversations he has had with Orton.
Mon, 12 May 2014 12:25:20 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton still has not reported for offseason workouts and is not expected to join the team until their mandatory minicamp in June. The team would be allowed to fine Orton up to $70,000 if he does not show up for the minicamp.
Wed, 07 May 2014 10:50:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton still has not reported for the team's offseason workouts. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team expects Orton to report for workouts at some point this offseason.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:34:10 -0700
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team expects QB Kyle Orton to attend the mandatory minicamp in June. Orton did not report for the start of offseason workouts.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:06:08 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton's 2014 salary will go from $3.25 million to $3.175 million, because he missed the offseason workouts this week.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:24:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton did not show up for the first day of the team's offseason program Monday, April 21.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:40:45 -0700
David Dunn, agent for Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton, said Orton will play next season and never considered retiring this offseason.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:02:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team expects QB Kyle Orton to return next season. There was a belief that Orton may be considering retirement this offseason.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:53:46 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys do not know if QB Kyle Orton will play next season but expect to get a decision from him in the near future. The team believes Orton likely will not retire because he would have to pay the team $3 million from a renegotiated contract.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:25:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he assumes QB Kyle Orton will return in 2014. Orton has been contemplating retirement.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:20:04 -0800
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin and QB Kyle Orton could be salary cap casualties. While the team may be able to restructure Orton's deal if he still wants to remain with the team, ESPN.com's Todd Archer believes the writing has been on the wall for a while regarding Austin's departure.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:21:38 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys could ask QB Kyle Orton to restructure his contract this offseason because he is scheduled to make $3.25 million in 2014. The team could also release Orton and save almost $1 million in salary cap space.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:50:18 -0800
Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton knows his interception by Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Boykin cost the team a victory and resulted in a 24-22 loss on Sunday, Dec. 29, and he addressed that with the media. "I just threw a bad pass," Orton said. "Miles (Austin) ran a great route, same play we scored on the play before, just went to Miles this time and just threw it behind him and the guy made a nice catch on the ball."
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:34:49 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Boykin intercepted a pass from Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton in the final two minutes of the game to preserve his team's 24-22 win on Sunday, Dec. 29. The win gave the Eagles a 10-6 finish to the regular season and a wild-card game on Saturday, Jan. 4, against the New Orleans Saints.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:47:13 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys have not made a final determination about QB Tony Romo's (back) status for Week 17, but QB Kyle Orton likely will start the game.