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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

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Brees tosses four TDs, Saints hold off Buccaneers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Buccaneers promote CB Lewis

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted CB LeQuan Lewis to the 53-man roster from the team's practice squad on Saturday.

On thin ice, Bucs grant Talib a reprieve

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
It appears that suspended CB Aqib Talib’s future this season is with the Buccaneers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Freeman leads Bucs past reeling Chiefs

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers beat the struggling Chiefs 38-10

Buccaneers CB Talib suspended four games

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib for four games on Saturday for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. 

Bucs learning how to maximize Freeman's potential

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Bucs’ coaching staff spent the team’s Week Five bye trying to figure out what parts of the offense work best for QB Josh Freeman.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Time for Bucs to snap out of funk

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
For the sake of his credibility, Greg Schiano needs to make it abundantly clear that his team is heading in the right direction on Sunday.

Bucs-Chiefs blacked out in Tampa

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers-Chiefs game in Tampa Bay will be blacked out and not televised in the Tampa area.

Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place.

Key matchup: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles vs. Bucs run defense

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup, we delve into the looming battle between the league leader in rushing yards and Tampa Bay’s run defense.

Bucs place CB Gaitor on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed CB Anthony Gaitor on the injured reserve list with the designation to return. Gatior can return to action in six weeks.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Bucs looking for ways to jumpstart running game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
While rookie Doug Martin is still the Buccaneers’ primary ballcarrier, the team will be more inclined to give its other backs opportunities coming out of its Week Five bye.

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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