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QB Kyle Orton announces his retirement

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Orchard Park, NY ( - Veteran quarterback Kyle Orton announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

Orton, 32, started the final 12 games for the Buffalo Bills this season after 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel was benched. He completed 287-of-447 passes for 3,018 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Orton had contemplated retirement last offseason, but signed with the Bills and helped them finish 9-7, their first winning season since 2004.

Selected by Chicago in the fourth round of the 2005 draft out of Purdue, Orton threw for 18,037 yards with 101 touchdowns and 69 interceptions in 87 career games for the Bears, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and Bills.