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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

Fantasy spin: the B teamers

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Covering the free-agent fantasy scene, William Del Pilar concisely breaks down recent skill-position players who are not fantasy-relevant but provide NFL team depth. 

Bucs add QB Orlovsky

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Orlovsky to start at QB for Colts

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell announced that seventh-year veteran Dan Orlovsly will start at quarterback over Curtis Painter, who had started the last eight games.

Colts likely will stick with QB Painter after bye

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
Although he has been benched in each of the past two losses, QB Curtis Painter is likely to be the Colts' starter after the bye week.

Painter will start for Colts on Monday night

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Curtis Painter will make his first career start on Monday night when the Colts take on the Buccaneers, Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell said on Friday.

Colts go with Painter as third-string QB

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
With Peyton Manning still recovering from neck surgery, the Colts finalized their QB depth chart on Saturday, in addition to making roster cuts to get to the 53-man limit.

Irsay: Colts evaluating QB situation

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to discuss the team's quarterback situation on Saturday after the Colts fell to 0-2 in the preseason.

Colts sign former Texans QB Orlovsky

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Former Texans QB Dan Orlovsky has agreed to terms with the Colts, PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain reported.

Leinart could be eventual top backup to Schaub

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub's knee injury does not appear to be anything serious, and he'll continue to be backed up by Dan Orlovsky for the time being. Yet Matt Leinart, should he re-sign in Houston for 2011, is ...

Cable still has faith in underachieving McFadden

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Injuries have forced Raiders RB Darren McFadden to miss seven games in two seasons, hampering his production, but Oakland head coach Tom Cable says he hasn't lost hope in the former first-round draft choice, according to this week's ...

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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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