Tebow officially Broncos’ QB; injured Orton No. 3

The Broncos made ailing Kyle Orton their No. 3 QB for Sunday’s game against the Raiders, confirming that ballyhooed rookie Tim Tebow will make his first NFL start.

Brady Quinn, acquired from Cleveland in the Peyton Hillis trade, is Denver’s No. 2 QB.

A league source told NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi on Saturday that Tebow would start. Another source told NFL Network insider Albert Breer that Orton, who suffered bruised ribs in last week’s loss to the Cardinals, had his injury grow worse throughout the week.

Full inactives list:

Broncos
Kyle Orton (No. 3 QB)
K Matt Prater
S Brian Dawkins
RB Laurence Maroney
DB Cassius Vaughn
G Kyle Olsen
WR Demaryius Thomas
LB David Veikune

Raiders
J.T. O’Sullivan (No. 3 QB)
WR Johnnie Lee Higgins
DB Walter McFadden
DB Jeremy Ware
RB Michael Bennett
LB Bruce Davis
G Daniel Loper
G Bruce Campbell

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