Posted Fri Apr 16th by Ian Henson
In a move not likely to result in a trade finally, Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton has signed his restricted free agent tender reportedly.
Orton, who was tendered at the first round level, signed a one year contract worth $2.621 million.
The Broncos now have three quarterbacks under contract going into the draft. However, expect Denver to sign at least one more, “Camp arm,” before the start of training camp.
Orton faces stiff competition for his starting position for the second preseason in a row as a Broncos quarterback. Although he remains the teams starter according to head coach Josh McDaniels.
April 15th was the NFL’s deadline for teams to send restricted free agents offer sheets before their rights were reverted to their current teams. Orton’s signing comes one day after Tony Scheffler signed his tender.
Elvis Dumervil remains the only Bronco who has yet to sign his tender. Dumervil was tendered as a 1st and a 3rd round.