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John Fox: Kyle Orton is Broncos' starter

Updated: February 24, 2011, 10:48 PM ET
Associated Press

Kyle Orton didn't want to return to Denver next season as Tim Tebow's backup.

He's getting his wish: his name will be atop the Broncos depth chart at quarterback whenever players reconvene following the league's labor negotiations.

New coach John Fox said Thursday that Orton is his starting quarterback, not the popular but unpolished Tebow.

That could change in camp, of course, but Tebow has a long way to go to catch up to Orton, a sixth-year pro who is a better pocket ...

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