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08:03 AM ET 11.25 | Kyle Orton's return is nearly guaranteed, after all -- though as a member of the Chiefs. Orton didn't arrive in Kansas City in time to practice with his teammates Thursday. Haley, who said he had spoken with Orton over the phone, indicated Orton would join the Chiefs today. "He had a couple personal things he had to attend to," Haley said. Haley said Tyler Palko would start Sunday night's game against Pittsburgh at Arrowhead Stadium but said Orton could be available as a backup. Orton could be ready to start the Dec. 4 game against the Bears in Chicago. "Our goal will be to assimilate him as quickly as possible into our system," offensive coordinator Bill Muir said.

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November 25, 2011  08:43 AM ET

He should have went to the bears. They should have traded 4 him!!

November 25, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Resistance is futile. He will be assimilated. Weird choice of words.

November 25, 2011  10:19 AM ET

"Orton ready to start vs. Bears?"

That doesn't look right!


"Orton ready to start for the Bears."

There! It's fixed!

November 25, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Should be an interesting game if he does start against them. He knows how they play defensively, but he's had so little time to work with his new team.

November 25, 2011  10:38 AM ET

I think they need to give that Palko kid a longer look, he's tearing it up

November 25, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think they need to give that Palko kid a longer look, he's tearing it up

Kind of like... Let him grow into the job?

November 25, 2011  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Kind of like... Let him grow into the job?

At this point Palko knows the system, da Bears should have went all out to get Orton

November 25, 2011  11:54 AM ET

That'll be a boring game to watch!

November 25, 2011  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

At this point Palko knows the system, da Bears should have went all out to get Orton

They did when he was waived... Should have tried harder before it came to that.

November 25, 2011  04:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

At this point Palko knows the system, da Bears should have went all out to get Orton

Bears were 30th in line to pick up any player on waivers...chiefs were something like 25th or so...kind of hard to trade for him since they both need Qbs.......

November 25, 2011  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

At this point Palko knows the system, da Bears should have went all out to get Orton

The trade deadline has come and past. The only way to get a player who's currently on a team is to claim him off of waivers or wait for him to clear waivers prior to signing him. Cutler just got hurt and there was no reason to have Orton on this team when Cutler was healthy. I don't know of 1 team in the league that has 4 healthy QBs; waste of 2 roster spots.

November 25, 2011  06:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

At this point Palko knows the system, da Bears should have went all out to get Orton

I agree, but I guess the Chiefs have nothing to lose at this point. If Orton's not getting it done by 1/2 time....out comes the hook!

November 25, 2011  06:47 PM ET

Then again if something were to happen to Palko against the Steelers.....what then? I sense a bloodbath!

November 25, 2011  08:56 PM ET

I sympathize with Kyle. I am sure he was hoping to go to a team and city he knows, Chicago, that is in prime position to make the playoffs. Instead he will be beaten to a pulp behind the lame KC offensive line.

November 26, 2011  09:40 AM ET

The Chiefs have a system?

November 26, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Chiefs have a system?

And yes I realize the irony of a Viking fan saying that...ugh what a long season!

 
November 26, 2011  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He should have went to the bears. They should have traded 4 him!!

At the time of the trade deadline, the Bears didn't need him. When would you have wanted them to trade 4 him?

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