Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By Bill Williamson
It appears Kyle Orton might be taking his talents to South Beach.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Eagles are expected to trade Kevin Kolb to Arizona. The Broncos had been talking to the Cardinals and Dolphins about Orton. So, it seems the Orton-Dolphins trade talk will heat up. The Dolphins and Orton have reportedly begun contract talks.
That would mean the start of the Tim Tebow era in Denver. Tebow could have an interesting new mentor in Denver. Cleveland cut Jake Delhomme. He played for new Denver coach John Fox in Carolina and the two remain close. Delhomme could help Tebow immensely.
Meanwhile, the Broncos traded receiver Jabar Gaffney to Washington for backup defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. Gaffney was effective last season, but he was a favorite of former coach Josh McDaniels. The Broncos were ready to move away from him.
The Broncos are planning to bring in St. Louis right end Daniel Fells on Friday in an attempt to sign him.
I hear San Diego and inside linebacker Kevin Burnett are still discussing a deal and his return is not necessarily a slam dunk. Miami could emerge as a suitor.
In a slam dunk, former Oakland guard Robert Gallery is headed to Seattle. This was as predictable as Oakland taking Stefen Wisniewski in the second round of the draft. Gallery reunites with former Oakland head coach Tom Cable. The two are very close. Gallery announced earlier in the offseason he would not return. He was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2004 draft. He was not good as a tackle, but he developed into a solid guard under Cable.