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18 Kyle Orton QB
Height/Weight: 6-4/228 | Birthdate: 11/14/1982 | Birthplace: Altoona, IA, USA | Team: Buffalo | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 34/10
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Bills QB Kyle Orton held in check in win over Green Bay


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton failed to make much of an impact in his team's 21-13 victory over Green Bay in Week 15.

Orton was picked off by Tramon Williams in the second quarter. He completed only 14 of 27 passes for 158 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked three times and finished with a 54.2 passer rating.

Orton has passed for 2,513 yards with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions through 10 games. He'll look to bounce back Week 16 at Oakland.


Kyle Orton throws for season-high 355 yards in Week 14 loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) With his team in comeback mode at Denver, Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed 38 of 57 passes for 355 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions and added a 1-yard rushing score. He set a season high in passing yards and put up the fifth-highest total of his career.

Orton took four sacks and was under heavy pressure. But he rallied Buffalo to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, the first coming on a 14-yard pass to wideout Chris Hogan. Orton, though, has been picked off twice in each of his past two games.

He'll play the Packers in Week 15.


Bills QB Kyle Orton not greatly responsible for Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton watched his defense put as many touchdowns on the board as he did (one), but he did perform better after a terrible first half in a key victory over Cleveland.

Orton finished 17 of 31 for 190 yards and a 3-yard touchdown pass off a rollout right to tight end Chris Hogan midway through the third quarter that was set up by a 34-yard strike to a tightly covered Robert Woods. But Orton also tossed two incerceptions, including one in the end zone with the Bills six yards from paydirt and another on a silly throw to a blanketed Sammy Watkins early in the third.

He struggled throwing downfield throughout. Two of his completions for 71 yards were achieved via dump passes to MarQueis Gray. Orton will try to be more consistent when the Bills travel to Denver for a game next Sunday.


Kyle Orton bounces back in Week 12 victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton rebounded from two straight subpar outings with a solid showing Monday night against the Jets. After throwing one touchdown pass in losses to the Chiefs and Dolphins, Orton completed 24 of 32 throws for 230 yards and two scores with no turnovers in the 38-3 win over New York.

He completed a season-high 75 percent of his throws and added a 10-yard rush. On Buffalo's opening drive, Orton lofted a 7-yard touchdown to wideout Robert Woods. Right before halftime, on 2nd-and-goal from the 19, Orton drilled a scoring strike to tight end Scott Chandler for a 14-3 lead.

Orton will try to keep rolling Week 13 against the Browns.


Kyle Orton set to face Jets


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton, who was probable with a toe injury, is active as expected for Monday's game against the Jets in Detroit. Orton has thrown just one touchdown pass over his past two games.

Bills unveil final injury report for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) The Bills have ruled out Jarius Wynn (knee) for Monday's game against the Jets. Ron Brooks (groin) and Fred Jackson (groin) were deemed as questionable for Week 12.

Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable: Dan Carpenter (groin), Marquise Goodwin (ankle), Chris Hogan (hip), Manny Lawson (ankle), Kyle Orton (toe), Frank Summers (neck), Kraig Urbik (shoulder) and Sammy Watkins (groin).


Bills QB Kyle Orton added to injury report


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton popped up on the injury report Wednesday with a toe injury. The team didn't practice due to the snowstorm in Buffalo, but Orton would have been limited.

Buffalo is scheduled to host the Jets on Sunday.


Marrone: Bills sticking with Orton, gives team 'best chance to win'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Despite heading into Week 12 against the Jets coming off a two-game losing streak, Bills coach Doug Marrone isn't about to hit the panic button and make another switch at quarterback. He indicated Monday veteran quarterback Kyle Orton will remain the starter for Sunday's game vs. New York.

"Right now, I'm sticking with Kyle," Marrone said. "We'll go with who gives us the best chance to win."


Report: Bills QB Kyle Orton suffers toe injury Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton suffered a toe injury in his team's 22-9 loss to the Dolphins Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

Orton averaged just 4.9 yards per carry in the loss and consistently had trouble hitting his receivers in stride, oftentimes throwing the ball to a spot completely different from the route his receiver ran. There's no word as to the severity of the injury, but he'll have a few extra days to heal up before facing the Jets in Week 12.


Bills QB Kyle Orton comes up short in loss vs. Dolphins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton only managed to pass for 193 yards on 39 attempts while recording no touchdowns or interceptions in his team's 22-9 loss to the Dolphins Thursday.

Orton was on a different page from his receivers for most of the night, including on a third-down duck to the sidelines from the end zone that caused the referees to throw a flag for intentional grounding and award the Dolphins a safety. Orton didn't get much help from his receivers or his offensive line but didn't do himself any favors either. The critical divisional loss drops the Bills to 5-5 and puts them on the fringe of the playoff race. Orton will look to lead his team to a rebound performance in Week 12 against the Jets.


Kyle Orton fizzles after fast start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton hit wideout Chris Hogan with a pinpoint 25-yard touchdown down the seam barely five minutes into Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Orton couldn't keep it up, as he led no more touchdown drives and finished 28 of 47 for 247 yards.

Orton did not commit a turnover for the second straight game, but he averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt. Orton was hurt by the fact that rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was less than 100 percent.

Orton visits the Dolphins on Thursday night.


Sammy Watkins making Kyle Orton look good


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) After a big four-touchdown game in Week 8, Bills quarterback Kyle Orton is averaging 22.3 Fantasy points per game since taking over as quarterback. And he has Sammy Watkins to thank.

Orton racked up 33 Fantasy points in Week 8, and much of the damage came on passes thrown to Watkins. Though he threw three touchdowns to players not named Watkins, the rookie was on the receiving end of 157 of Orton's 238 yards and three of his 10 completions.

Watkins has emerged as such an explosive playmaker, he is helping revive Orton's Fantasy career. Orton has multiple touchdowns in each of his last three games, while averaging 282 yards through the air. Orton is finding enough success right now to make him at least worth a look for Fantasy owners who need a boost at quarterback, though you won't get anything out of him in Week 9, with the Bills on a bye. 


Bills QB Kyle Orton throws four TDs in Week 8 win vs. Jets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed just 10 passes on 17 attempts Sunday but threw for 238 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his team's 43-23 win over the Jets in Week 8.

Orton, who added six rushing yards on two carries, was the beneficiary of some terrible quarterback play by the opposing team, as the Jets turned the ball over six times in the loss and continually set Orton and the Bills up with great field position. Orton did his job, protecting the ball while hooking up on touchdowns of 22, 1, 12 and 61 yards, with the longest coming on a fourth-quarter strike to rookie Sammy Watkins. The two could have had a second touchdown hookup, but Watkins was caught from behind while prematurely celebrating what would have been an 89-yard score. Orton had to settle for an 84-yard play, and the Bills scored a rushing touchdown soon after the big strike.

Orton has been a needed shot in the arm for Watkins and the entire Bills passing attack, and he's totaled 1,128 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in his four games. The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.


Waiver wire thin for quarterbacks this week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) With an eye on Week 8 and beyond, Jamey Eisenberg tabbed his top quarterbacks on the waiver wire Tuesday, headlined by the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, who is owned in just 43 percent of CBSSports.com leagues at this point.

Additionally, Jamey eyes a few key stashes who might be worth your time if you are having trouble at the position or just have a roster spot to fill. Specifically, recovering Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (36 percent) and Johnny Manziel (13 percent), the Browns' backup, could be worth a flier.

Among quarterbacks with a lower ceiling who nonetheless have jobs locked down, Kyle Orton of the Bills (12 percent) and Alex Smith of the Chiefs (59 percent) have some value, with matchups against the Jets and Rams, respectively, for Week 8. 


Kyle Orton engineers late TD drive in Bills' Week 7 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed 31 of his 43 pass attempts for 283 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in his team's 17-16 win over the Vikings in Week 7.

Orton put his team ahead early in the second quarter, tossing a beautiful 26-yard touchdown to Sammy Watkins early in the second quarter. He saved his best for the end of the game, getting the ball back down six points with a little more than three minutes left in the fourth quarter and engineering an 80-yard drive capped by a two-yard touchdown to Watkins in the corner of the end zone with one second left on the clock.

Orton is 2-1 as the Bills' starter, and he's managed 890 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions during his three games. His next test comes on the road in Week 8 when the Bills square off with the Jets.


Bills QB Kyle Orton throws for two TDs in losing effort Week 6


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton threw for a pair of touchdowns Sunday against the Patriots. However, counterpart Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, leading New England to a 37-22 win Week 6.

Orton completed 24 of 38 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown. He was able to tie the game at 7 in the second quarter with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robert Woods. His second touchdown pass came with 5:58 left in the fourth quarter. It was an 8-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan, which cut the deficit to 30-22.

Orton, who also lost a fumble Sunday, has passed for 607 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games since taking over as the team's starting quarterback. The Bills are back in action Week 7 vs. Minnesota.


Kyle Orton racks up 308 passing yards in Week 5 win vs. Lions


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton went 30 for 43 for 308 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his team's 17-14 comeback win over the Lions in Week 5.

Orton's interception had shades of deposed starter EJ Manuel, throwing a dangerous pass to a covered receiver in the flat that was picked off and returned 41 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bills behind 14-0 early in the second quarter. He then led the team to 17 unanswered points, including a fourth-quarter touchdown on a two-yard pass to an uncovered receiver off play action. It was a successful debut in the starting lineup for Orton despite the ugly pick. The 3-2 Bills host the Patriots in Week 6.


Lions could give Kyle Orton a rude welcome


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Bills quarterback Kyle Orton won't exactly be getting the softest landing when he makes his first start in Week 5, with the Lions on the schedule.

Detroit's defense has done an excellent job against quarterbacks this season, allowing just 12.5 Fantasy points per game, the third-lowest mark in the league. Opposing passers have yet to register a multiple touchdown game against the Lions, with only Cam Newton notching better than 12 Fantasy points against them.

The Lions feature one of the league's best defensive lines, and have racked up 10 sacks through four games, good for fifth in the league. Fortunately, this should at least be one place where strength matches up against strength for the Bills, as they have allowed just six sacks in four games.

This won't be an easy way for Orton's time as the Bills' starter to begin, especially since the Lions also stop the run very well. He has some weapons around him, but Orton could struggle at first, and probably doesn't have much upside as a short-term Fantasy option. 


Bills to start Kyle Orton over EJ Manuel in Week 5


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters in his Monday press conference that the team will start Kyle Orton over EJ Manuel at quarterback for Week 5 at Detroit, per the team's official website.

After starting the season 0-2, Manuel and the Bills have dropped back-to-back games. Over that span, he compiled 463 passing yards with a 3-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He was sacked five times over that two-game stretch.

"It wasn't all EJ's fault. We just need more overall production from that position," Marrone said, via WGR Sportsradio 550.

After being released by the Cowboys in July and contemplating retirement, Orton signed with the Bills at the end of the preseason. It will be Orton's first start since Week 17 of last season.


Report: EJ Manuel, Ryan Fitzpatrick already on hot seat


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are already on the hot seat, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bills and Texans won't be hesitant to turn to their backup quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Ryan Mallett, if Manuel and Fitzpatrick struggle.

Report: Doug Marrone didn't want to sign Kyle Orton


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Bills head coach Doug Marrone was not a fan of the team signing quarterback Kyle Orton, according to Pro Football Talk.

Orton's signing did come at a strange time. With the preseason over, it looks like Orton was brought in to take playing time away from EJ Manuel if Manuel gets off to a slow start. Marrone reportedly got into a shouting match with team officials over the signing. There already appears to be some turmoil within the organization. That will only get worse if Manuel doesn't play to his potential the first few weeks of the season.


EJ Manuel not voted a team captain


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Bills quarterback EJ Manuel was not among six captains voted by the team, another sign he might not be the longterm starter, reports NFL.com. After Manuel had an uneven preseason, Buffalo signed veteran quarterback Kyle Orton to a two-year deal.

Manuel remains the starter, but if he continues to struggle, Orton will get his chance.


Bills sign Kyle Orton


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) The Bills have signed quarterback Kyle Orton Friday.

Orton was released by the Cowboys in July, and was thought to be considering retirement. He started one game with Dallas last season. Orton has played for the Bears, Broncos, Chiefs and Cowboys over his career. 


Bears GM open to Kyle Orton reunion?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Bears general manager Phil Emery may be open to bringing back former quarterback Kyle Orton, according to an interview he had on ESPN Radio on Saturday.

Orton was released by the Cowboys in July. He spent his first four seasons in the league with Bears before he was traded to acquire current quarterback Jay Cutler in 2009.

"I have great respect for Kyle," Emery said. "When I was in Kansas City, we brought him in. That's the famous claim the Bears figured they would get (in 2011). We claimed him. He came in. He started against the Bears; got hurt first or second play. At the time in Kansas City, we won the game."

Cowboys release Kyle Orton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) The Cowboys informed quarterback Kyle Orton that he's being released. Orton was contemplating retirement but now he won't have to forfeit any of the $5 million signing bonus he received in 2012.

Dallas will move forward with Brandon Weeden as Tony Romo's backup.