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Shock’s Orton signs with Denver Broncos

Wide receiver Greg Orton, who has been with the Spokane Shock most of the last two seasons, has signed with the Denver Broncos.

Orton had landed a spot on UFL Omaha’s roster, but he’s now a member of the Broncos, who are battling injuries at the receiver position. Orton was in training camp with Cincinnati in 2009. He had 112 receptions for 1,484 yards and 34 touchdowns for Spokane this season.

Orton joins former Shock teammates Laupepa Letuli (Dallas) and Ayanga Okpokowurk (New York Giants) in the NFL.

Also, Shock offensive lineman Chris Pino has signed with UFL Omaha.



Meyer goes on IR, Orton added to roster

The Spokane Shock made several player moves Wednesday. They placed quarterback Erik Meyer (shoulder) on injured reserve. That means Meyer's season is over because it's a mandatory four-week stint. Spokane has one regular season game and the potential to play three playoff games.

Wide receiver Greg Orton has been activated from the other league exempt list. Orton had joined the Omaha of the UFL, but the league delayed the start of its season until September. Spokane added another UFL player, Michale Spicer, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive end who played in the AFL from 2005-08. Spicer has been designated as a marketting player ($1,000 per game). The Shock also signed James McClinton, who played collegiately at Kansas and was in the IFL earlier this season.

The Shock released WR Brian Paysinger and DL Mel Purcell.

Markee White, who tweeted that he was Spokane bound, wasn't on Wednesday's transactions. That figures to change Thursday.

The more things change …

Another week with the Shock and another three-player race for the quarterback job and another standout receiver leaving for the UFL.

Read more in my weekly Shock notebook that will run in Wednesday's S-R. Here's the link.

No Shock that Orton made it in Spokane

Greg Orton, the last cut of Spokane's 2010 training camp, has turned that negative into a positive. He returned at midseason when Spokane was hit by injuries to the receiving unit and he became a mainstay.

Then, he got better. Read about Orton's journey from being released to being one of the best receivers in the AFL here.

Shock re-sign five from 2010 team

The Spokane Shock have re-signed five players from their 2010 ArenaBowl championship team.

Wide receivers Greg Orton and Shaun Kauleinamoku, offensive lineman Antonio Narcisse, kicker Taylor Rowan and defensive back Alex Teems are returning to the Shock.

AFL teams have until Monday to re-sign their players. After that, players become free agents and can sign with any AFL team, including the one they played for in 2010.

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