Dan Orlovsky QB DET 10 Months1 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 Months

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 Jan 17 '79

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 Jan 17 '79

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 Jan 13 '79

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.

Dan Orlovsky QB DET Dec 24 '77

Bucs signed QB Dan Orlovsky, formerly of the Colts, to a two-year contract.

Dan Orlovsky QB DET Oct 11 '77

Dan Orlovsky completed 27-of-40 passes for 264 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against the Jaguars in Week 17.

The raw numbers aren't terrible, but the Colts never threatened after falling behind 7-0 on the opening drive. Taking over as the starter in December, Orlovsky proved capable of moving the offense against soft coverage. An impending free agent, Orlovsky may have done enough down the stretch to be brought back as Andrew Luck's clipboard-holder should the Colts part with Peyton Manning.

Dan Orlovsky QB DET Oct 08 '772 Comments

Dan Orlovsky returned to the Colts Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice for the birth of his triplets.

Orlovsky will be under center versus the Jaguars as Rotoworld's 30th-ranked fantasy QB for Week 17.

Dan Orlovsky QB DET Oct 08 '77

Dan Orlovsky missed Colts practice Wednesday because his wife delivered triplets.

Orlovsky is expected back Thursday and will start the finale against the Jaguars. The Colts can clinch the No. 1 overall pick with a loss, but will be playing all-out to win the game.

Dan Orlovsky QB DET Oct 02 '77

Dan Orlovsky completed 23-of-41 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown against the Texans in Week 16.

Orlovsky started slowly, managing just 64 yards of offense compared to 62 penalty yards by late in the second quarter. Though he struggled in the red zone, Orlovsky impressed with a series of touch passes in quarters two through four. Down 16-12 with 2:00 remaining, Orlovsky drove the Colts down the field and hit Reggie Wayne in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning 1-yard touchdown. Fighting hard for a backup opportunity in 2012, Orlovsky has a plus matchup at Jacksonville in Week 17.