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Kyle Orton Doubtful With Finger Injury

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton shed the cast on his right index finger this week, but was limited in practice and is listed as "Doubtful" for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

Claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos, Orton appeared on one play in his debut with the Chiefs, but injured the finger on his throwing hand and was done for the day.

If Orton is unable to play, and that appears to be the case this week, the starting assignment goes to journeyman Tyler Palko, who completed 17-of-30 pass attempts and had his first NFL touchdown pass on a Hail Mary in the team's 10-3 win over the Bears last Sunday. Since replacing the injury Matt Cassel, Palko has completed nearly 63 percent of his pass attempts for 601 yards with the one touchdown and seven turnovers, including six interceptions.

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