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Practice Report: Wednesday Recap

QB Kyle Orton (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Kyle Orton is preparing to make his first start in a season opener in three years, but this time he will do it as a team captain. And the Chicago Bears have heard the talk about the health of Peyton Manning's knee, but Hunter Hillenmeyer isn't buying it. All that, plus the first injury report of the week.

It's been three long years since Kyle Orton started a season opener, but the Bears quarterback believes he's not only a better football player but also a better person than the rookie who got beat by the Redskins 9-7 back on Sep. 11, 2005. Orton went from starter in 2005 to third string in 2006 after Rex Grossman recovered fully from a broken ankle and veteran Brian Griese was brought in via... Recommended Stories

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