Cowboys QB Kyle Orton released, expected to retire
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Cowboys QB Kyle Orton released, expected to retire

Although Kyle Orton skipped all workouts and physicals in the spring, the Cowboys were still holding out hope as late as last week that the nine-year veteran would return to take part in training camp and play this season. The hope ended Tuesday as the Cowboys released Orton, who is expected to retire. Orton spent the past two years as Tony Romo's backup and threw a total of 61 passes in that time.
The other two quarterbacks currently on the Cowboys' roster are Brandon Weeden @bweeden3 and Caleb Hanie.

Fantasy Analysis:

Orton's career probably won't be remembered fondly or at all. He had a rough time with the team that drafted him in Chicago, and it looks like the final pass of his career will be a interception right into the hands of Brandon Boykin to clinch the NFC East title for the Eagles.
But Orton had a pretty respectable time in the league for a fourth-round pick. As far as fantasy memories go, we'll always have that two-month stretch during the 2010 season when he produced like a QB1 stud in Josh McDaniels' offense.

Adam Schefter via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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