Friday, June 20, 2014
Kyle Orton's agent visits Valley Ranch
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- David Dunn, the agent for Cowboys backup quarterback Kyle Orton, visited Valley Ranch this week. Although he declined comment regarding his client, there appears to be no movement on whether Orton will come to training camp.
Orton missed all of offseason workouts and was subjected to fines totaling close to $70,000. Orton is thinking of retirement and that’s been known since the 2013 season ended.
Backup quarterback Brandon Weeden said he heard about Orton's desire to retire before signing with the Cowboys this spring.
During the NFL owners meetings, Dunn said Orton would report to offseason workouts but that hasn't occurred.
“We'll make contact with him and his representatives and we anticipate him being at training camp,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Communication is a big part of that situation and trying to understand why he wasn't here and taking the necessary steps you try and look at a guy's body of work.”
Orton is a valued player on the roster, yet his lack of commitment to the 2014 season has raised doubts about whether he's worth keeping around.
Cowboys officials will do what they can, meaning fine Orton based on the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. If Orton files retirement paperwork with the league, the Cowboys could ask for signing bonus money back ($3.4 million).
With Orton missing the offseason workouts, Brandon Weeden moved to No. 2 on the depth chart.