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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

Week 13 NFC South showdown moved to later kickoff time

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced that the NFC South showdown between the Falcons and Buccaneers in Week 13 has been moved from a 1 p.m. ET kickoff to 4:15. The matchup will be broadcast on FOX.

Freeman leads Bucs past sluggish 49ers 21-0

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdown passes and the Buccaneers beat the stagnant San Francisco 49ers 21-0 on Sunday for their first win in this stadium since 1980 and only second ever in 13 tries.

Bucs WR Williams to play despite DUI arrest

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris announced that WR Mike Williams will play Sunday against the 49ers despite the rookie wideout being arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning, according to Pewter Report.

Bucs WR Mike Williams arrested on DUI charge

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Mike Williams was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by Hillsborough County sheriff's office deputies at 2:48 a.m. ET Friday.

Bucs looking to give Winslow more opportunities

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
As QB Josh Freeman has grown more comfortable throwing to rookie WRs Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn, it has cost TE Kellen Winslow some targets.

NFL announces two game time changes

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The NFL has announced changes in kickoff times for a pair of Week 12 games.

Can’t count Bucs out of postseason picture

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Finishing the season with a record above .500, and perhaps even making the playoffs, is looking like a surprisingly realistic goal for the Buccaneers.

Freeman, Blount lead Bucs over Panthers

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and rookie LeGarrette Blount ran for a score to lead the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-16 victory over the struggling Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Defenses showing Bucs’ Williams more respect

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay WR Mike Williams, a potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate, told PFW that defenses are starting to play him differently.

Buffalo and Tampa Bay blacked out

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
A lack of ticket sales have led Week 10 games in Buffalo and Tampa Bay to be blacked out.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Midseason headliners — for better or worse

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman's ability to stage fourth-quarter comebacks helps explain why the Buccaneers are PFW's choice as the most surprising team at the halfway point. Read on to discover our picks for best team, most disappointing team, league MVP ...

Turner scores 2 TDs, Falcons hold off Bucs

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.

NFL suspends ex-Buccaneer Phillips

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Former Buccaneers S Jermaine Phillips has been suspended by the NFL for one game. The league has not disclosed the reason for the suspension.

Bucs rookie DT Price plans to return in time for 2011 season

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DT Brian Price's rookie season came to a disappointing conclusion, as he was placed on injured reserve Nov. 2.

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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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