Orton gets contract extension

Quarterback Kyle Orton is the next player to cash in on the Bears’ plan to re-sign and extend their own players.

He agreed to a one-year extension Monday night that will keep him in place through 2009.

The Sun-Times reported Sunday that a deal was nearly finalized. Orton is the third player in as many days to agree to a deal, following quarterback Rex Grossman and tight end Desmond Clark.

Let the quarterback competition begin.

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