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Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:31 pm
 
OrtonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Since the Broncos made the big news of the day by giving Kyle Orton a huge break waiving former starting quarterback Kyle Orton, speculation has run rampant on Twitter about the next chapter of Orton’s career journey.

The two most popular choices are the Bears and the Texans, although the Chiefs, who would have waiver priority over Chicago and Houston, also would make sense.

Well, according to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, you can count out the Texans for making a claim on Orton.  Writes McClain: “Texans aren't interested in Orton. if (injured quarterback Matt) Schaub learns Wednesday he needs surgery, they'll sign one of vets they brought in for tryouts Monday.”

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Among the group of veterans who performed for Houston’s staff were Jeff Garcia, Trent Edwards, Kellen Clemens and Brody Croyle. While you’d think Orton would be a better choice than any of those signal-callers, the Texans apparently are content to see how Matt Leinart will fare.

The Bears, though, might have real interest. The Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure confirms the speculation that the Bears will make a claim on Orton, though Orton doesn’t have any experience in offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s system. Also, as the Trib's Brad Biggs points out, since the Bears are 30th in the waiver order, they could not bother making a claim and then try to sign him to their own deal if nobody else has taken him already.

And CBSSports.com’s Clark Judge makes this point: “Both need him, but Chicago really needs him. I mean, whom would you trust -- Caleb Hanie or Kyle Orton? Orton not only has been with the Bears; he helped lead them to the playoffs. Teammates loved him then, and they will love him again ... because he's a quarterback who can win and who has won. I'm not so sure about Hanie.”

The waiver deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m., so for now, all we’ve got is speculation. And who knows? The team which is first on the waiver wire, the Colts, are in desperate need of a quarterback as well.

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Posted on: November 23, 2011 4:23 pm
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Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Jeff Garcia? How long has he been out of football? Really? Why not bring back Drew Bledsoe or Dan Marino. How about Vinny Testaverde.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 11:35 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Dakota, remember this " we will take the ball and the win!"?  Hasselbeck at Greenbay going into overtime.  Oh sorry Mr. Hasselbeck wrong answer!

 




Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 11:12 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Didn't Painter from the colts play at purdue. Only Drew brees is exceptional, orton is serviceable at best and 1-4, painter is 0-10. Purdue is an engineering school so their not dummies, but smarts don't give you an arm.



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:36 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

@justwondering

No, Cutler doesn't look any better.  Hell, Sanchez and Hasselbeck have better stats than Cutler.  Cutler will still lose more important games than he will ever win.


Do you mean like the two AFC championships Sanchez lost? When has the last time Hasselback did anything? or how about the Big Ben losing the SB last year? You are a moron. I guess if you were comparing rape charges, Rapelessburger wins out easy...



Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:35 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

US in Chicago DONT want him (Orton)....waste of time Let Haine play ....He knows the system , He gets tons of backing from the whole team and he smokes one of the best Ds (bears) in the NFL every week as the scout O QB .....We will get Cutler in time for playoffs I hope.



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:13 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Take away this man's man card, that has to be the most stupid, unprepared remark in the history of Sportsline.  Hasslebeck has better stats than Cutler.  Strike 3 my friend



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:05 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Why does Purdue have so many competant quarterbacks that make it in the NFL yet their college team blows balls every single year?



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:17 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

Hey Clark, its a different offense.  doesn't matter if he led the Bears to the Playoffs.  Hanie has been in the offense since Martz came in.  Im not saying Hanie is a better QB then Orton because Orton is better but it is a complex offense and he would need more then a week to learn it.



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:07 am
 

Reports: Texans out on Orton, Bears interested

why would they release orton now,  looks like somebody is getting paid under the table. you can argue cap room but if no one picks him up broncos are still on the hook for the remainder of his salary...


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