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Dolphins, Broncos working to get Kyle Orton deal done

Denver Broncos v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterbacks Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talks with Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos before the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 43-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Kyle Orton is getting closer to becoming the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos are in serious trade discussions with the Dolphins about Orton. And multiple reports out of Miami indicate that the Dolphins seriously want Orton.

The deal isn’t done yet: It does not appear that the Dolphins and Broncos have agreed on what a fair price for Orton would be, and Orton, who is due more than $8 million this season, would likely need to agree to a new contract with the Dolphins. So there are some potential obstacles.

But the indications are that Orton is on the way to Miami, and it’s close enough to done that the Dolphin fan backlash has already begun, and there’s even a backlash against the backlash. That’s a fine way to welcome Orton to Miami.