Kyle Orton is continuing his life as a Denver Bronco as if nothing is happening. He’s going to meetings at Broncos training camp, and he’s expected to be on the field with the team Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, a potential trade to the Dolphins seems likely but not “imminent” just yet. Mike Klis of the Denver Post says Orton, not Tim Tebow, will likely take first-team reps at camp Thursday. Bizarre.
So what’s the hold up? ESPN’s John Clayton says the Broncos want a second- or third-round pick for Orton, while the Dolphins are offering a “four or five.” We thought the contract for Orton was the bigger issue.
Either way, that’s not a big bridge to gap considering what’s at stake. We’ve learned from labor talks, though: We won’t call it “close.”