The Buffalo Bills announced today via Twitter that they are making a change at quarterback following this Sunday's loss to the Texans.


Marrone said, via ESPN.com

He said he made the decision on Monday afternoon.  

We can't keep going in the direction that we're going. -Doug Marrone
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Kyle Orton #18 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Kyle Orton #18 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)
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Orton is a 31 year old 10 year veteran of the NFL who was obtained from Dallas this year, where he played in 3 games in 2013.  He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2005 as their starting quarterback.  He's also played for Denver and Kansas City.

Orton signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Bills on August 29th.

The Bills play at the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Note:  Listen Tuesday morning (9/30) at 7:35 a.m. as Bill Keeler speaks with Buffalo Bills color commentator and former Bill Mark Kelso on First News with Keeler on WIBX

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Kyle Orton #18 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Kyle Orton #18 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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