Denver Broncos put Kyle Orton on waivers
Tim Tebow fans rejoice: The Denver Broncos have waived quarterback Kyle Orton.
Orton lost his starting job to Tebow after the Broncos opened the season 1-4. He hasn't played since Oct. 9.
Orton will be subject to waivers. If a team claims him, it will have to pay what remains of his $9-million salary. If he's not claimed, he'll become a free agent. This sets up a possible return to Chicago, where Orton once played. The Bears are in need of a quarterback after starter Jay Cutler broke his thumb.
Orton was acquired in 2009 from the Bears for Cutler and won his first six starts in Denver before going 6-21 and losing his starting job.
The Kansas City Chiefs may also be looking for a quarterback in light of Tyler Palko's struggles. Another possible suitor is the Houston Texans, who are without Matt Schaub and have former USC star Matt Leinart as their primary quarterback.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton is pressured by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Shaun Phillips in the first quarter of an Oct. 9 game. Credit: Joe Mahoney / Associated Press.