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Are Kyle Orton, Chicago Bears headed for a reunion?

November 23, 2011 | 11:09 am

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The Denver Broncos waived quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday, making him available to potentially return to the Chicago Bears.

A league source told the Chicago Tribune that the Bears were interested in reacquiring the quarterback who, according to his contract, is owed about about $2.58 million for the rest of the season.

Orton played for the Bears from 2005 to April 2009, when he was traded to Denver along with two first-round draft picks and a third-round pick to acquire Jay Cutler.

Apparently Chicago's interest in Orton is reciprocated.

The Denver Post wrote that Orton "let it be known that Chicago would be one place he'd like to play for."

If no team claims Orton by Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pacific time, the Broncos will be responsible for the remainder of his contract.

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Photo: Kyle Orton. Credit: Joe Mahoney / Associated Press

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