Simms starts at QB; Orton active
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Chris Simms is starting an NFL game for the first time since he was nearly killed in a game three years ago.
The Denver Broncos' backup quarterback got the nod over hobbled starter Kyle Orton, whose sprained ankle kept him out of practice all week. Orton threw a few passes at Invesco Field this morning but after several minutes went back into the locker room.
Orton is in uniform and not among the players that were inactive for the game against San Diego.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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