Posted Wed Nov 30th by Jon Heath
You read it here first, Orton is returning to the Denver Broncos, the club announced on Wednesday. Orton will be joining the practice squad.
No, not that Kyle Orton, the Greg Orton. Greg joined the NFL as a receiver out of Purdue in 2009.
Signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, Orton went on to play in the AFL and UFL for two seasons. Orton joined the Broncos last August and played in the preseason before being waived prior to the start of the regular season.
At 6-3, 199 pounds, Orton joins the Broncos at the age of 24. Having never been spent time on an NFL roster during the regular season, Orton is technically considered a rookie and will wear jersey No. 14 for the Broncos.
The Broncos created two free practice squad spots when the team activated linebacker Mike Mohamed and safety Kyle McCarthy to the active roster on Monday, replacing the roster spots formerly held by quarterback Kyle Orton (waived) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (injured reserve).
The Broncos on Wednesday also signed third year cornerback Tony Carter to the practice squad. Signed by the Broncos as a college free agent from Florida State University in 2009, Carter bounced back and forth from the practice squad and active roster that season. After playing in three games in Denver, Carter joined the New England Patriots in 2010 and played in one game last season.
At 5-9, 175 pounds, Carter most recently spent time with the Minnesota Vikings last training camp. Carter will wear jersey No. 32 with the Broncos.