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Chiefs Sign Kyle Orton, as Bears Claim Josh McCown

The Kansas City Chiefs has signed Kyle Orton, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The Chiefs will be pleased with the capture after placing regular starter Matt Cassel on injured reserve last week.

Tuesday’s release of Orton by the Broncos shocked fans but according to the Denver Post, his agent David Dunn asked the Broncos for his release.

It has been widely reported that Orton made it clear that he wanted to play for the Bears, but that because he's subject to the NFL's waiver wire he ultimately could not control his fate.

The Bears put in a claim for him, along with the Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, but the Chiefs came out on top with the signature.

The Bears did however have news of their own to announce, and the team has claimed the signing of Josh McCown on a one-year deal.

McCown has started 31 of 47 games played in eight NFL seasons.

He has played previously with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers.

McCown has completed 57.7 percent of his passes during his NFL career for 6,584 yards. His stats show he has 35 touchdowns and 40 interceptions.

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