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Chicago Bears Might Be Interested In Kyle Orton, But So Could Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs

Kyle Orton might come full circle in a couple of days when his time on the waiver wire ends and either some team picks him up or he becomes a free agent. We say full circle because the Chicago Bears might be interested in their former signal caller now that Jay Cutler is out for several weeks and possibly the remainder of the season with a broken thumb in his throwing hand.

If the Bears are interested (there's no indication either way so far), the team will need to hope that the 28 teams ahead of them (discounting the Denver Broncos) pass on him. The Bears have the No. 30 priority on the waiver wire. Two teams ahead of the Bears that need a quarterback are the Houston Texans (Matt Schaub is out with a foot injury) and the Kansas City Chiefs (Matt Cassel is out with a hand injury).

Orton and his agent apparently started talking to the Broncos once news of Cutler's injury broke, reports the Denver Post. Presumably, Orton would like to return to Chicago, where played from 2005-08.

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