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Orton not on field to start practice

Denver quarterback Kyle Orton was not on the field during the portion of the practice that was open to the media Wednesday, according to the Denver Post.

It is conceivable that Orton could hit the field after the media departed. We will update his status late Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Orton said he will try to play in a pivotal game against San Diego on Sunday. The winner of the game in Denver will take sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

Orton was injured in the first half of Sunday’s loss at Washington. Orton was playing well when he was injured. Backup this Simms did not play well after taking over for Orton in the second half when Washington took control of the game.