Might the Denver Broncos trade more than one player by the time the NFL trade deadline hits on Tuesday afternoon? Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd seems the most likely candidate to be traded, but Kyle Orton might find a new home as well. According to an Associated Press report, Orton has requested that the Broncos trade him before Tuesday's cutoff date.
However, Mike Klis of the Denver Post tweeted that Orton has not requested a trade from the Broncos.
Orton was benched during last week's game against the San Diego Chargers in favor of Tim Tebow and then lost the starting job a couple of days later. Orton's base salary for the 2011 season was slightly over $7.3 million, and teams may not want to take on the remainder of that contract. Orton is currently listed as the co-backup with Brady Quinn, but it's unlikely Orton would play for the Broncos in case Tebow missed any time.
One way or another, it looks as though Josh McDaniels' guys are on the way out in Denver.