AFC West notes

New Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton will join the team Friday. He was claimed off waivers from Denver on Wednesday. As expected, Tyler Palko will start Sunday against Pittsburgh. Orton is expected to start Dec. 4 at Chicago.

This is what Broncos coach John Fox told reporters in Denver about Orton staying in the division: “Like I mentioned yesterday, anytime you make that move, that’s a risk. We’re happy for Kyle. I wish him all the luck in the world except for that last game of the season.”

The Chiefs visit Denver on Jan. 1.

The Raiders sold out their sixth straight game, thus Sunday’s game against Chicago will be shown on local TV. The Chargers have sold enough tickets to avoid a local TV blackout for Sunday’s game against Denver.

The San Diego Union Tribune reported Chargers defensive end Luis Castillo was working on his own Thursday for the first time since he broke his leg early in the season. The report estimates that he could play in a few weeks.

The streaking Broncos are a loose bunch these days.