Orton has no say in his next destination
Rosenthal pointed out earlier today that John Clayton of ESPN has said that quarterback Kyle Orton is trying to make it known that he wouldn’t report to the Chiefs, if the Chiefs claim him on waivers. But Orton really has no say in the matter. For starters, he’d forfeit the balance of his $4.5 million salary in 2011. Also, he’d be subject to an attack on any remaining signing bonus allocation for 2011. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Orton could jeopardize his shot at free agency in 2012.
I suspect Florio meant $2.58 million instead of $4.5 million, but what's two million dollars, eh?
The drama continues...