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Chiefs claim Kyle Orton

Updated: November 24, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Kansas City Chiefs claimed former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton on waivers Wednesday.

Orton was released by Denver on Tuesday, six weeks after he was benched following a 1-4 start. The former Chicago Bears starter, who passed for 3,000 yards each of his first two seasons in Denver, became expendable when the Broncos opted to go with Tim Tebow as their starter.

The Chiefs will be responsible for approximately $2.5 million remaining on Orton's nearly $8.9 million salary ...

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