Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
4 months ago

Orlovsky completed eight of 14 passes for 83 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Orlovsky was much better in Detroit's first preseason game, and in any case, he doesn't appear to have competition for the top backup job. If the Lions do retain sixth-round rookie Jake Rudock, it will likely just be as the No. 3 quarterback, which usually comes with inactive status on gamedays.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
9 months ago

Orlovsky re-signed with the Lions on Friday, James Jahnke of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The terms of the contract are not disclosed, but Orlovsky will remain in Detroit for at least another season. The 32-year-old has cemented himself as Matthew Stafford's backup, appearing in two games last season.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
1 year ago

Orlovsky completed 21-of-38 passes for 191 yards, with one touchdown and an interception, in Sunday's 42-17 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Orlovsky entered the game midway through the third quarter for an ineffective Matthew Stafford, who tossed three interceptions. The backup QB was able to move the ball a bit in the second half, but he did not lead the Lions to a touchdown until the 1:36 mark of the fourth quarter, when he hit Lance Moore on a 13-yard score. Stafford is Detroit's franchise QB, for better or worse, so don't expect Orlovsky to start anytime soon.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
2 years ago

Orlovsky signed a one-year deal with the Lions on Monday, the team's official website reports.

One again forced to make some difficult personnel decisions, the Lions will go cheap at the backup quarterback spot, allowing for spending elsewhere. The team does seem to value Orlovsky to some extent, as it would be even cheaper to go with either Kellen Moore or a late-round pick in the upcoming draft. Still, Orlovsky has never impressed when given the chance, and he's probably one of the lesser backup quarterbacks in the league.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
2 years ago

Orlovsky completed 4-of-7 passes for 51 yards during the 2014 season.

Orlovsky saw a bit of action in a blowout loss to the Saints in December, but he otherwise spent the season watching Matthew Stafford from the sidelines. Orlovsky may not be back with the Lions in 2015, as he can become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Detroit always has a tight cap situation. Kellen Moore, the team's No. 3 quarterback in 2014, will be a restricted free agent.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
3 years ago1 Comment

Lions signed QB Dan Orlovsky, formerly of the Bucs, to a one-year contract.

As expected. Orlovsky, 31 in August, was said to be at the top of the Lions' list for No. 2 duties after failing to re-sign Shaun Hill and missing out on Luke McCown. Orlovsky started five games for Lions coach Jim Caldwell's Colts in 2011.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
3 years ago

The Detroit Free Press reports free agent QB Dan Orlovsky is believed to be at the top of the Lions' wish list for No. 2 duties.

Orlovsky was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 draft and started seven games for Detroit in 2008. He was also part of one of the most laughable plays in recent memory when he ran out of the back of his own end zone unknowingly. The Lions are looking for a veteran backup for Matthew Stafford.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
4 years ago

Bucs re-signed QB Dan Orlovsky.

Orlovsky, who turns 30 before the season, lasted on the street just four days after his release by the Bucs in what was said to be a procedural move. Orlovsky appeared in only one game in 2012. He went 15-for-20 passing (75 percent) in the preseason with 150 yards (7.5 YPA), one touchdown, and one pick. Orlovsky is considered more of a third-stringer than quality No. 2 quarterback.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
4 years ago

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports QB Dan Orlovsky will re-sign with the Buccaneers.

Orlovsky, 30, served as quarterback Josh Freeman's backup last year and was released by the team last Thursday. The Tampa Tribune speculates his release was a formality in a salary restructuring move. We still expect the Bucs to add some real competition for Freeman, who is entering a make or break season.

Dan Orlovsky
QB DET (10)
4 years ago

Bucs released QB Dan Orlovsky.

Orlovsky, 30 in August, saw action in one game as Josh Freeman's backup last season, completing 4-of-7 passes for 51 yards. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has started 12 games over his career, but he's won just two of those contests. Orlovsky's release clears $1.5 million in cap space. Tampa Bay will certainly have its eyes on quarterbacks in the draft.