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ORCHARD PARK, N. Cameron Maybin Jersey .Y. - Acquiring a quarterback — and maybe two — tops the Buffalo Bills off-season to-do list after the team was stunned by quarterback Kyle Orton announcing his intention to retire Monday.Right now, its still trying to process it, general manager Doug Whaley said. We had no inclination that he was thinking to make that decision at this time or down the road. So it was surprising.The 32-year-old caught the team off guard when he informed coach Doug Marrone of his plans shortly before the Bills held their end-of-season meetings.The revelation came a day after the 10-year journeyman led Buffalo (9-7) to a season-ending 17-9 win at New England.Despite enjoying its first winning season since a 9-7 finish in 2004, Buffalo missed the playoffs to extend the NFLs longest active post-season drought to 15 years.Its just a family decision, Orton said, in a statement released by the team. Ive decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day.Orton declined to speak to reporters while making a brief appearance at his locker, where he picked up a few of his belongings, including a money clip.By electing to retire, Orton passes up a chance to make a $5.4 million base salary he was due next year after making $2.5 million this season.I cant be disappointed with a guy that says his hearts not in it, Whaley said. I respect his decision. I respect what he brought to our team this year. And we wish him nothing but the best.Orton was already contemplating retirement in mid-July when he was cut by the Dallas Cowboys after failing to attend the teams spring minicamps. The Bills signed him to a two-year contract with a little more than a week before the start of the season.Initially brought in to mentor EJ Manuel, Orton wound up replacing the second-year player after a 2-2 start.Orton provided an initial spark in going 3-1 in his first four starts before he and the offence sputtered down the stretch. He finished 7-5 with 3,018 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Minus Orton, the Bills are left with two quarterbacks, Manuel and Jeff Tuel, who spent the entire season on the practice squad.Manuel has two years left on his contract. The 2013 first-round picks future as the teams long-term starter, however, remains in question after he was benched.Without making any commitments, Whaley and Marrone said Manuel will be given an opportunity to reclaim the starting job next season.It wont happen without competition with Whaley saying he intends to add potentially two quarterbacks this off-season.Getting a quarterback through free agency or trade is a more likely option. The Bills dealt their first-round draft pick to Cleveland for the right to move up five spots and select receiver Sammy Watkins fourth overall.Ortons addition was a stop-gap measure. And yet the Bills were looking forward to seeing the benefit Orton would get by having an entire off-season to better learn the offensive system.Marrone was so surprised by Ortons decision that he initially asked the quarterback to reconsider.Had Marrone known about Ortons plans, the coach would have reconsidered his decision to start the veteran over Manuel in the finale with the Bills already eliminated from playoff contention.Receiver Robert Woods said Orton had hinted at the possibility of retiring in recent weeks.Hed talk about it here and there, just joking around, Its my last get-around, guys, Woods said. I gained a lot of knowledge from him. Im happy for him. Were thankful for him.With a 42-40 record as a starter, Orton was Chicagos fourth-round pick in 2005, and also played in Denver and Kansas City.Quarterback shuffles are nothing new in Buffalo.The Bills havent had a starter last beyond three years since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired following the 1996 season. 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The Heat are a perfect 7-0 in South Beach this postseason and had a chance Wednesday to advance and get plenty of rest before the NBA Finals begin Thursday. The Pacers werent ready to call it a season. Indiana staved off elimination with a 93-90 Game 5 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in one of the most entertaining playoff games in recent memory. All it took was a Herculean effort from Paul George, a foul-plagued LeBron James and crazy antics from Lance Stephenson, which included, but was not limited to, pinching and blowing in James ear. George was magnificent as he scored 31 of his 37 points after the break, including 21 in the fourth quarter. "I just came out firing. My teammates found me and I got hot," said George, who shot 15-of-28 from the floor. "I felt in rhythm, regardless of who was guarding me. I was just in the zone." The Heat essentially played the entire second and third quarters without James, who battled foul trouble throughout and finished with a career playoff- low seven points on 2-of-10 shooting. "Its not something Im accustomed to," James said of sitting with foul trouble. "I wasnt able to make plays and help our team win." Then, there was Stephenson. The wild-card played a pivotal role in Indianas Game 5 success, despite the silly instance where he blew in James ear, or when he pinched James side, or even when he listened in on a small huddle between Heat coach Erik Spoelsttra and two of his players. Kirk Gibson Jersey. "Just trying to help my team win, whatever it takes. Theres a lot on the line now. Just trying to win games," Stephenson explained. Lost in the bizarre nature of his ways, Stephenson proved to be a huge catalyst in the Pacers comeback. Indiana trailed by nine at the half, then ratcheted up the defensive intensity over the final 24 minutes. Stephenson picked up full court and George manned the passing lanes. They forced turnovers and George finished with six steals. The defensive pressure created easy shots for the Pacers, who scored 31 in the third quarter after posting only 33 in the first half. A George slam off a steal pushed Indianas lead to 77-66 early in the final stanza, but nine consecutive Miami points in less than two minutes brought the Heat right back. Miami never got over the hump -- thanks to George countering nearly every Heat basket with one of his own -- but the visitors closed within 91-90 following Rashard Lewis sixth 3-pointer with 16 seconds to go. The Pacers went 1-for-3 from the foul line over the closing seconds and the Heat had a chance for the tie or the lead. James knifed through the lane, encountered Indiana center Roy Hibbert, kicked it out to an open Chris Bosh in the corner. Bosh missed and the Pacers live to see another day. "Weve been able to win a road game in each playoff series weve been involved in the last two years, and we have a confidence that this series will be the same, that we can go into Game 6 and be able to get a W." Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after practice Thursday. The world will likely see a different Heat team on Friday, one with James making an impact and not in warmups. "Hes going to come out and play with a lot of energy. Im sure hes got a lot built up from not playing much in Game 5," said George. And despite James foul woes, the Heat had a good look at a shot to win the game. But, the Heat werent interested in how close it was without the best player in the world. "Aint no moral victories for us. We win or we lose. Thats it," said James. If the Pacers survive, Game 7 would be Sunday in Indianapolis. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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