The team anticipates that Orton will show for June's mandatory minicamp, but some have speculated that he'd appear solely to avoid a $70,000 fine for his absence. Asked if that might be the case, Garrett told reporters Saturday, per ESPN.com: "You'll have to ask him that."
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If he chooses to retire, Orton would be obliged to return $3 million of a $5 million signing bonus he received from Dallas in 2012, one core reason he might be reluctant to call it quits. If he shows up in poor shape, the Cowboys can shave $3.25 million off their cap by cutting Orton after June 1, but that would leave Big D one snap away from starting the super-shaky Brandon Weeden.
"We're still hopeful that Kyle will be here," quarterback coach Wade Wilson said over the weekend, "but if he doesn't, we feel really good about Brandon, especially since he's going through our offseason program."