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Report: Kyle Orton trade to Miami Dolphins ‘Is Dead’

Throughout the week, all signs pointed to Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton being traded to the Miami Dolphins–it was just a matter of both teams working out a fair deal for it to happen. Now, it appears the two teams were unable to work out a fair deal–which means the Dolphins will be missing out on acquiring Orton for the 2011 season.

According to to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, the possible trade of Orton to the Dolphins “is dead” and the team has agreed to bring on former Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore instead. Moore is expected to sign a two-year deal on Friday worth around $5 million–which means Chad Henne will most likely be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins next season instead of Orton.

From Kelly’s Twitter account:

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Well–it looks like Tim Tebow won’t be guaranteed the starting job after all in Denver. With the Orton-to-Miami deal falling through, it looks like Broncos will once again provide one of the most interesting quarterback battles in training camp.

Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for,  where he writes and edits NFL content for

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