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|Dec. 29 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET16:38 GMT12:38 AM 北京时间9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST10:38 AM CT20:38 UAE11:38 ET14:38 - Orton has informed the Buffalo Bills that he plans to retire. The team announced his decision in a news release issued Monday, a day after the Bills (9-7) closed their season with a 17-9 win at New England. The release was issued shortly after Bills players held end-of-season meetings.
Analysis: The team issued a statement from Orton, in which he calls retirement a "family decision," and says he wants to go home to be a father. Orton went 7-5 in closing the season as the Bills starter. The 10-year journeyman took over after EJ Manuel was benched following a 2-2 start. Orton had one year left on a two-year contract he signed with Buffalo a little more than a week before the start of the season.
|Dec. 8 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET21:51 GMT5:51 AM 北京时间2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST3:51 PM CT1:51 UAE (+1)16:51 ET19:51 - Orton threw for a season-high 355 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss at Denver.
Analysis: Orton went 38 of 57, setting a new career high for completions. He also added a rushing TD for good measure, his first since 2008.
|Nov. 25 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET22:23 GMT6:23 AM 北京时间3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST4:23 PM CT2:23 UAE (+1)17:23 ET20:23 - Orton threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns Monday in Buffalo's convincing win over the Jets.
Analysis: Orton completed 24 of 32 passes and ended with a 115.4 passer rating - his second-highest this season. Orton rebounded from back-to-back defeats to pick up Buffalo's sixth win this season.
|Nov. 14 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET22:06 GMT6:06 AM 北京时间3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST4:06 PM CT2:06 UAE (+1)17:06 ET20:06 - Orton was 22 of 39 for 193 yards in Thursday's loss to Miami.
Analysis: It was his least impressive game since taking over in Buffalo with a season-low 4.95 yards per attempt in his first game without a touchdown pass and his first under 200 yards passing.
|Oct. 27 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET19:33 GMT3:33 AM 北京时间12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST1:33 PM CT23:33 UAE15:33 ET17:33 - Orton completed only 10 passes in Sunday's win over the Jets, but four went for touchdowns.
Analysis: Orton has thrown for nine touchdowns while completing 67.4 percent of his passes over four games since becoming Buffalo's starter. He had only 17 attempts this week - a far cry from the 41.3 over the previous three contests.
|Oct. 20 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET20:52 GMT4:52 AM 北京时间1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST3:52 PM CT0:52 UAE (+1)16:52 ET18:52 - Orton completed 31 of 43 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning 2-yard strike to Sammy Watkins with one second left in Sunday's 17-16 victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: Orton has completed 68.5 percent of his passes since taking over under center, the NFL's fifth-best mark since Week 5. He's thrown for 890 yards to go with five TDs and three picks in three games.
|Oct. 6 7:32 AM PT8:32 AM MT9:32 AM CT10:32 AM ET14:32 GMT10:32 PM 北京时间7:32 AM MST9:32 AM EST9:32 AM CT18:32 UAE10:32 ET13:32 - Orton finished 30 of 43 for 308 yards with a 2-yard touchdown to Chris Gragg and threw an interception that was returned for a TD on Sunday.
Analysis: Orton came through in his first start in place of the struggling EJ Manuel, and is likely to keep the job for now.
|Sep. 29 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET19:32 GMT3:32 AM 北京时间12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST2:32 PM CT23:32 UAE15:32 ET18:32 - The Buffalo Bills have benched starting quarterback EJ Manuel, and coach Doug Marrone announced that Kyle Orton will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
Analysis: Buffalo signed Orton on August 30 to back up Manuel. Orton, a nine-year NFL veteran, spent the past two seasons in Dallas before being cut by the Cowboys in mid-July after he skipped the team's offseason workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement.
|Aug. 30 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET18:56 GMT2:56 AM 北京时间11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST1:56 PM CT22:56 UAE14:56 ET17:56 - A person familiar with the deal has confirmed the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign Orton to a one-year contract in addressing a key need behind starter EJ Manuel.
Analysis: The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Saturday because the Bills have not announced the deal. ESPN first reported the agreement Friday night.
|July 16 7:56 AM PT8:56 AM MT9:56 AM CT10:56 AM ET14:56 GMT10:56 PM 北京时间7:56 AM MST9:56 AM EST9:56 AM CT18:56 UAE10:56 ET13:56 - Orton has been released by the Dallas Cowboys. The expected move Wednesday came after Tony Romo's backup skipped all the offseason workouts amid reports Orton was considering retirement.
Analysis: Orton was fined about $70,000 for failing to report during the offseason and missing the mandatory minicamp in June. The move saves Dallas about $3.25 million this season, but will cost the team about that amount on the salary cap over the next two seasons.
|July 15 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET0:12 GMT8:12 AM 北京时间5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST7:12 PM CT4:12 UAE (+1)20:12 ET23:12 - The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Orton after their backup quarterback missed all the offseason workouts amid reports he was considering retirement.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Orton started the finale last year after Tony Romo injured his back a week earlier. The Cowboys lost to Philadelphia, their third straight season-ending defeat against an NFC East rival with a playoff berth on the line. The new backup is likely to be Brandon Weeden. Cleveland's first-round draft pick in 2012.