Bills lure Kyle Orton away from retirement

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So much for Kyle Orton retiring.

On Friday night the Buffalo Bills convinced the 31-year-old to come back to the NFL signing him to a one-year deal. Orton immediately becomes the favorite to backup second-year E.J. Manuel.

Orton could actually be a better option than Manuel but for now the Bills will simply be content with the upgrade over Jeff Tuel. Orton made one start last year against the Philadelphia Eagles going 30-of-46 for 358 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions. His final pick of the night ultimately resulted in the Cowboys losing.

Talk around the Cowboys for much of the offeason was whether or not Orton would return as Tony Romo’s backup. With money owed should he retire, Orton eventually got the Cowboys to simply cut him. The Cowboys are left with Brandon Weeden as their backup.