Dan Orlovsky

#8 QB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 215 lb Age: 32 College: Connecticut Bye 9,18,19,20,21

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    Lions QB Dan Orlovsky throws for 191 yards in second half Sunday

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

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Fine game puts Lions QB Dan Orlovsky in lead for backup job

    Dan Orlovsky inched ahead of Kellen Moore in the battle for the backup quarterback job with the Lions on Thursday with a strong effort in the second preseason game against Washington, according to the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky completed 13 of 17 passes for 118 yards. He engineered two touchdown marches in just two quarters of action. "He's had very good performances," Jim Caldwell said. "Dan is, obviously, a guy that has real good understanding of systems, does a good job in terms of the leadership and he's effective. So he's doing a good job. (But) this is Game 2, so we've got a little ways to go."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Lions re-sign QB Dan Orlovsky to one-year deal

    The Lions have re-signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year deal, per the team's website. Orlovsky will return to a backup role behind starter Matthew Stafford. Originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 draft, Orlovsky has attempted 472 career passes. He's made 12 starts in his career, with seven coming for the Lions in 2008 and five for the Colts in 2011.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Dan Orlovsky doesn't want to rehash the past

    Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who's back with the team after his 2005-08 stint, doesn't like to relive the 0-16 season in 2008. Orlovsky punctuated that debacle by running out the back of his own end zone for a safety. "There's not much I can say to unmask the things that happened or erase those things," Orlovsky told the Detroit Free Press. "My personal aspect of it is I knew I played well. We were just not a good football team. Did I have a part of that? Sure. I wish I played better in certain spaces, but I knew I played well, and I kind of look at it like this: It's hard to play in this league for four years. It's really, really hard to play in it for 10 years."I get the fears maybe with obviously fans and whatnot, but the organization knows what they're doing, and I know I'm a good player, and I certainly hope to just be part of changing some of that past, whether it's directly or indirectly." Orlovsky replaced Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions sign Dan Orlovsky to one-year deal

    The Lions signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year deal. He'll replace Shaun Hill as the backup to Matthew Stafford.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions continue search for backup quarterback

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell said "all options are open" when it comes to finding a backup quarterback. Shaun Hill signed with the Rams, leaving only Kellen Moore behind Matthew Stafford. Moore has not appeared in a regular-season game, and it's unclear if he has a legitimate shot at the No. 2 job. "We keep looking and we could certainly address it a number of different ways, and all options are open at this time," Caldwell said, per the Detroit Free Press. Signing Dan Orlovsky is one possibility. He started seven games for the Lions from 2005-08.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions expected to focus on Dan Orlovsky

    Having lost backup quarterback Shaun Hill to the Rams, the Lions are expected to "turn their sights" to free agent Dan Orlovsky, reports the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky played for Detroit from 2005-08 and spent the last two years with the Buccaneers. In 2011 Orlovsky played for the Colts under coach Jim Caldwell, now the head man in Detroit. Orlovsky played reasonably well that season, completing 63.2 percent of his throws for 1,201 yards in eight games. He threw six touchdows and four interceptions while losing three fumbles.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Bucs have two healthy inactives

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have listed the following two players as healthy inactives for Week 3 at New England: QB Dan Orlovsky (3rd QB) and DE Steven Means.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers list Week 2 inactives

    Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (foot) was ruled inactive for Sunday's Week 2 contest against the Saints.In addition, cornerback Michael Adams (knee), tight end Tom Crabtree (ankle), cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) and fullback Erik Long (calf) did not dress for Sunday's game because of injuries. Quarterback Dan Orlovsky, defensive end William Gholston, defensive end Steven Means, running back Peyton Hillis and defensive tackle Chris Jones were healthy inactives.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Mike Glennon to start Thursday

    Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon will start Thursday's game against the Redskins and play a significant amount, coach Greg Schiano said. He'll be followed by third-stringer Dan Orlovsky. In three preseason games, Glennon is 26 of 54 passing for 334 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions.

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