In the free agency blog I have running over on CSNwashington.com, I have an item about a report that the Broncos want to trade Kyle Orton. The Redskins could be interested given their need at quarterback, but we have no solid reports that that is the case.
If the Redskins want to get in on Orton trade discussion, however, they probably need to do so very quickly. Orton's value will decrease as time goes on. He has just one year left on his contract, a deal that pays him $9 million this year. Whoever trades for him will be getting a one-year rental. Every day that goes by will be another day that Orton can't spend learning the offense for his new team.
If the Bronocs wait until later in camp to trade Orton, teams will be reluctant to deal for a quarterback with a $9 million contract who may not have the offense down until midseason or later and will then become a free agent.
Another factor is the salary cap. According to some reports, the Broncos are several million dollars over the $120 million cap. Unloading Orgon's salary would be an instant solution to getting under the number.