- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s officially Tebow Time in Denver.

Coach John Fox said Tuesday he’ll start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when the Broncos return from their bye week.

Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled since winning the job in training camp.

“Well, I think 1-4 has a lot to do with it,” Fox said. “We haven’t gotten it done as a football team. It’s not one guy. It’s not all Kyle Orton’s fault. But we do have to make adjustments, we have to change and we have to do something to win football games.”


Tebow said he was “honored to get this opportunity. I’m very excited. … I just know that every day I’m going to come out here and practice every day I can.”

Orton said he was disappointed but vowed to support Tebow and the rest of his teammates.

“I’m disappointed with everything,” Orton said. “I wish I could have played better. I wish we had a better record. There’s a lot of things, but reality is what it is.”

Tebow had his troubles - rust, three fumbled snaps and six misfires in 10 pass attempts - but he ran for a touchdown and threw for another while energizing the Broncos.

Orton, meanwhile, was just 6-for-13 for 34 yards against the Chargers and threw his seventh interception, tied with Philadelphia’s Michael Vick and San Diego’s Philip Rivers for most in the NFL.

Orton, who is in the final year of his contract after coming to Denver in a trade for Jay Cutler, is 6-21 since winning his first six games as Denver’s starter.

The Broncos tried to trade Orton, who is making $9 million this season, when the lockout ended. But talks with Miami broke down, and Fox instead threw open the quarterback competition, something for which Tebow proved ill-prepared.

Orton had worked extensively with teammates in workouts organized by safety Brian Dawkins during the lockout. So had Tebow, but he also spent time pitching products and his autobiography across the country.

Colts activate Evans with Addai uncertain

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have activated running back Darren Evans from the practice squad.

The move comes after Joseph Addai left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Team officials have not updated the severity of the injury heading into Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.

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