Report: Kyle Orton Negotiating Contract With Miami Dolphins, Trade Likely?




According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins--specifically GM Jeff Ireland--are in contract negotiations with Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, among a "handful" of teams.
Kelly notes that, according to a "team source" Orton is atop Ireland's wish list for quarterbacks to add this offseason, and since trade negotiations have been allowed, it appears as though they have been the front-runners, so to speak.

If Orton is dealt to Miami, he will reunite with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The two played together in Denver for one year (2009) and Marshall had his best season as a professional before being traded to the Dolphins.

Kelly's report also indicates that the Cardinals, Vikings, and Seahawks have also been in talks with Orton, but it really doesn't make much sense for the Vikings or Seahawks anymore, and it's likely down to the Cardinals and Dolphins. What the Broncos are seeking in exchange for Orton remains to be seen. There have been reports from first to third round picks, so one has to think the Broncos will settle for something in between, perhaps even a conditional draft pick based on Orton's production.

The Broncos might be trying to work a deal right now for Orton, so stay tuned to Mile High Report today for the latest Denver Broncos news.

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