Monday, August 22, 2011

Quarterback Kyle Orton Officially Named Starter

The battle for Denver's starting quarterback gig is over, Kyle Orton has won the competition.

Broncos Head Coach John Fox announced on Monday that Orton will get the start for the team's season opener against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday, September 12th. The move comes as no surprise after Orton's solid performance in Week Two of the preseason against the Buffalo Bills when he completed 10-of13 passes for 135 yards and a score.

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Denver also designated tight end Richard Quinn as waived/injured on Monday. The team will place him on the injured reserve list tomorrow if he clears waivers.

Quinn is a third-year player who was surprisingly drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by former Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels. Quinn, a 6-4, 258 pound tight end, was drafted mainly for his blocking abilities but has only started four games the past two seasons.

Images used in this article were courtesy of the Associated Press.

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