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Dan Orlovsky

Dan Orlovsky - #6 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 08/18/1983
Birthplace Shelton, CT
College Connecticut
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 5th round, 9th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
80.1 51 0

NFL investigating phone prank

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The NFL is investigating the hacking of a phone conversation between GMs Buddy Nix of the Bills and Mark Dominik of the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Buccaneers DE Bowers arrested for carrying gun at airport

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers was arrested Monday at LaGuardia Airport for illegally carrying a handgun, according to NBC New York. 

Buccaneers sign P Henry

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed P Chas Henry, the team announced Wednesday.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Report: Bucs hire Wannstedt to coach special teams

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers hired former Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt as their special-teams coordinator on Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Buccaneers hire McNulty as QBs coach

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers hired John McNulty as quarterbacks coach, GM Mark Dominik confirmed Friday.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Pressure will be turned up on Bucs QB Freeman

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Our sources expect the Buccaneers to allow QB Josh Freeman to enter next season without a contract extension.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Falcons fall to Bucs in season finale

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons couldn't gain momentum for the playoffs as Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike William and the Buccaneers beat Atlanta 22-17.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Extending Freeman is dicey issue

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With Josh Freeman nose-diving in the past two games, the conversation about whether he is the long-term answer for the Bucs has been renewed.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Bradford, Jenkins lead Rams past Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford tossed a pair of touchdown passes and CB Janoris Jenkins scored his fourth TD of the season, helping the Rams beat the Buccaneers 28-13.

Bucs again will be looking for secondary help

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Our sources believe the Bucs will be focusing on addressing their secondary in free agency and the draft for the second year in a row.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 09, 2013
The Buccaneers re-signed Orlovsky to a one-year deal Tuesday.||||||| The reserve quarterback appeared in one game for Tampa Bay in 2012, going four of seven for 51 yards.
Posted March 15, 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a two-year contract. Orlovsky is the fourth player to sign with Tampa Bay since the start of free agency Tuesday, joining receiver Vincent Jackson, cornerback Eric Wright and All-Pro guard Carl Nicks.||||||| Orlovsky will serve as Josh Freeman's backup after starting five games and appearing in eight overall for the Indianapolis Colts last season. Orlovsky entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick in 2005. He primarily has been a backup in seven years with the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and the Colts. He won two games with Indianapolis in 2011, when he completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,201 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Posted Dec. 28, 2011
Orlovsky could be playing this week on short rest. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback missed Wednesday's practice after his wife, Tiffany, had triplets.||||||| Coach Jim Caldwell said Orlovsky was expected back in town Wednesday night and should practice Thursday. Caldwell would only say Orlovsky was absent for "personal reasons."
Posted Dec. 05, 2011
Orlovsky made a splash in his first start for Indianapolis but it wasn't enough to keep the Colts from dropping to 0-12 with a 31-24 loss at New England.||||||| Orlovsky, who replaced Curtis Painter as the Colts starter, was 30 of 37 for 353 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat. If he starts again next week, he might have a more difficult time as Baltimore is fifth in the league with 198.6 passing yards allowed per game.
Posted Nov. 29, 2011
The winless Indianapolis Colts are making a change at quarterback, replacing Curtis Painter with veteran Dan Orlovsky.||||||| It will be Orlovsky's first start since the 2008 season when he played for the 0-16 Detroit Lions. Painter replaced the injured Kerry Collins late in a Week 3 loss to Pittsburgh. Painter started the next seven games and played well early but then had four straight games with a quarterback rating below 51.0.

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