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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

New Bucs, older Barber still a fine match

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber showed in Week One why first-year head coach Greg Schiano made re-signing Barber for at least one more year a top priority.

Buccaneers re-sign OL Hardman, cut DL Gilberry

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have re-signed OG-OT Derek Hardman and released DL Wallace Gilberry.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts add OT Sowell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Colts signed OT Bradley Sowell off the Buccaneers’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Bucs shut down Cam, Panthers in Schiano's debut

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards in a Week One 16-7 win in Greg Schiano's debut.

Is it make-or-break time for Bucs QB Freeman?

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
It's a big year for QB Josh Freeman, but the Buccaneers are confident he will bounce back from a disappointing 2012.

Buccaneers fail to sell out season opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers did not sell out their home opener and the game will be blacked out on local television, the team confirmed Thursday.

Buccaneers bring back CB McDonald

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers re-signed CB Brandon McDonald on Wednesday and waived OG Derek Hardman.

Bucs sign RB Ware, claim four others off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The signed former Giants reserve RB D.J. Ware and released CB Brandon McDonald on Saturday.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

First-round RB Martin named Bucs' starter

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
After an impressive preseason showing, Tampa Bay rookie RB Doug Martin has been named the starter over LeGarrette Blount by head coach Greg Schiano.

With C Cook injured, Bengals host veteran Faine

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The severity of Bengals' starting C Kyle Cook's ankle injury is unclear, prompting Cincinnati to bring in former Buccaneer Jeff Faine for a visit.

Buccaneers make cuts, place Joseph on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed OG Davin Joseph on injured reserve and DE Da'Quan Bowers on the reserve/PUP list.

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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