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Kyle Orton | Quarterback | #18

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (106) / CHI

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Recent News's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys reached out to free agent Kyle Orton, but that he's "still finished with football."
The Cowboys need to sign a No. 2 behind Brandon Weeden. Orton is on his second retirement, but appears to mean it this time. Orton was a replacement-level starter for the Bills last season. Dallas will most likely settle on promoting Kellen Moore from the practice squad to back up Weeden. Mon, Sep 21, 2015 02:05:00 PM

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Kyle Orton has informed the Bills he's retiring.

Orton is reportedly serious this time, just a few short months after angling his way out of Dallas only to sign an $11M contract with the Bills. The 32-year-old started hot but faded in Buffalo, finishing 287-of-447 (64.2 percent) for 3,018 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. "I just have been going at it for 10 years and it's just a family decision and I've decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day," said Orton. So now the Bills are left with E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel as the only quarterbacks on their roster. They have no first-round draft pick as a result of the Sammy Watkins trade.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Kyle Orton completed 16-of-23 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Patriots.

Orton led two impressive early touchdown drives as the Bills jumped out to a 14-3 lead on New England, but attempted just eight passes in the second half as the Bills sat on a lead. Orton finishes the season with 3018 passing yards and an 18-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio over 12 starts. He helped lead the Bills to a winning record for the first time since 2004 and almost led Buffalo to a comeback win last week in Oakland that would have given them a shot at the playoffs. Despite being serviceable as a starter, the Bills need an upgrade under center to take the next step in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Kyle Orton will remain the Bills' starter for Sunday's finale against the Patriots.

There was a school of thought that the Bills might give E.J. Manuel a looksee after they were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 16, but that won't be the case. Coach Doug Marrone believes Orton still gives Buffalo its best chance to win. Orton has regressed sharply as the year has worn on, and isn't a viable option for 2015. The Bills have an up-and-coming roster, but quarterback is a massive issue heading into the offseason.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Kyle Orton completed 32-of-49 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bills' 26-24, Week 16 loss to the Raiders.

The loss eliminates the Bills from the playoffs. Orton's stats don't look bad on paper, but his interceptions were killers. His first one went to Charles Woodson over the middle trying to get it to Scott Chandler, while the second one came late in the fourth quarter again down the middle of the field on an overthrow. Orton breathed life into the Buffalo offense when he first got the nod to start, but he's since been exposed. The Bills will wrap up their season in New England. E.J. Manuel may get the call under center.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Kyle Orton completed 14-of-27 passes for 158 yards and an interception in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Packers.

The Bills' defense and special teams carried them in this one, as Orton continually missed throws that were there and absorbed three sacks. Ideally utilized as a game manager, Orton will only be a two-quarterback-league option when the Bills head to Oakland for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Kyle Orton will remain the Bills' starter for Week 15.

Orton has gone in a total shell over the past month, but the 7-6 Bills still believe he gives them their best chance to win as they fight to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. We don't disagree that reinserting E.J. Manuel would accomplish little. Orton won't be a recommended streaming option against the Packers in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Kyle Orton completed 38-of-57 passes for 355 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

Orton added a 1-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds left in the 24-17 loss, giving himself a nice little fantasy day. Of course, he played way worse than the box score looked. Orton was especially stiff in the face of a fierce pass rush and piled up most of his stats in garbage time, highlighted by a touchdown pass to Chris Hogan after Aqib Talib fell down with 10 minutes left. He'll be a weak QB2 play against the Packers in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Kyle Orton completed 17-of-31 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Buffalo's 26-10, Week 13 win over the Browns.

Orton was not good, but thankfully for the Bills, Brian Hoyer was even worse. Orton spent his afternoon dinking and dunking, with 34 of his yards coming on a risky throw to Robert Woods that happened to pan out. Both of Orton's picks were intended for Sammy Watkins, and should have never been thrown. The first was tossed into double coverage in the end zone, with the second to a shadowing Joe Haden. Completely in the tank against teams that aren't the Jets, Orton will be a high-risk QB2 against the Broncos' quality defense in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Kyle Orton completed 24-of-32 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 12 blowout over the Jets.

The Bills hadn't scored a touchdown in 21 possessions going into Monday night, but Orton was able to bounce back against the Jets' league-worst secondary. He threw a seven-yard back-shoulder pass to Robert Woods on his first touchdown, and later hit Scott Chandler from 19 yards out. Orton will remain just a low-end QB2 for Week 13 against the Browns.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Kyle Orton (toe) is listed as probable for Week 12.

The Bills limited Orton in practice this week, but his toe injury was never a concern. He'll be a mid-range QB2 streamer against the Jets.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 04:51:00 PM

The Bills and Jets' Week 12 game will be played at 7ET Monday evening in Detroit.

It's the second time in five years Detroit has hosted wayward snow travelers, as the Vikings and Giants squared off in Motown on Dec. 13, 2010. It's the most-fair solution, as playing in MetLife Stadium would have been an unfair advantage for the Jets in a game the Bills have to win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Aside from the change of venue, the change of schedule has no fantasy ramifications. All points will count for Week 12 as normal.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:53:00 PM

The league has announced that Sunday's game between the Bills and Jets will not be played in Buffalo.

"Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo," the league said in a statement. It remains unclear where the game will be moved, but most signs point to a Monday tilt in Detroit or Washington D.C. New York apparently isn't an option because of the unfair advantage it would afford the Jets.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Kyle Orton (toe) remained "limited" on Thursday.

The snowbound Bills didn't actually practice, of course. Orton will be good to go for this week's game, whenever and wherever it is. Most signs point toward it taking place on Monday in Detroit. Orton will be a viable QB2 streamer against the Jets' league-worst secondary.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:16:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sunday's game between the Bills and Jets is expected to be moved from snowbound Buffalo.

Schefter's colleague Adam Caplan reports Bills coaches are "preparing for the chance the game is moved to another venue on Monday night." Per Schefter, the Bills are unsure if Ralph Wilson Stadium will even be ready for Week 13 as Buffalo battles a biblical lake-effect snowstorm. MetLife Stadium and Pittsburgh are two possibilities were the game to indeed be moved. Schefter reports Detroit and Washington are also in play.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 01:54:00 PM

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