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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:49:18 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky appears to have a solid lead over QB Kellen Moore for the No. 2 quarterback job this season.
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:03:33 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky may lose his job as the Lions' backup quarterback. QB Kellen Moore has a chance to win the job after taking a large share of the second-team reps this offseason. Orlovsky ranked No. 29 in an NFL.com ranking of all 32 backup quarterbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Orlovsky hasn't appeared in a game since 2012 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has just a 57.1% career completion percentage. If anything should happen to Matt Stafford this season, Orlovsky won't be a fantasy option for Stafford owners.
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:36:20 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky is expected to enter training camp as the leading candidate for the No. 2 quarterback job but will compete with QB Kellen Moore for the job.
Wed, 27 May 2015 19:21:30 -0700
Detroit Lions QBs Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore shared reps with the second-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:08:44 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky has a one-year contract worth $1.05 million, with $140,000 in guaranteed money.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:50:25 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky was re-signed Monday, March 2. Details of the contract were undisclosed.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:14:32 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore was 17 of 28 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a shutout of the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Aug. 28. It is not known yet whether he will overtake QB Dan Orlovsky for No. 2 on the depth chart.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:23:24 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky likely will be the primary backup quarterback this upcoming season unless he suffers an injury during the preseason.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:26:46 -0700
The NFL's scheduled unrestricted free-agent quarterback class for 2015 features 14 players who will be at least 30 years of age, including Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (39), St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (35), Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (35), New York Jets QB Michael Vick (34), Cincinnati Bengals QB Jason Campbell (33), New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (33), Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (32), Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (31), Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards (31), Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer (31), Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky (31), Cleveland Browns QB Tyler Thigpen (31) and Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (30). Estranged Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton (32) is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, although he is reportedly leaning toward retirement.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:23:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell hinted that he's likely to keep three quarterbacks on the roster. "It's tough to go into these days, this day and age, with the way in which our game is, without a third quarterback," Caldwell said. QB Kellen Moore is slated to be behind backup QB Dan Orlovsky.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:29:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a one-year deal worth $855,000.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:04:04 -0700
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:44:55 -0700
The Detroit Lions are expected to sign free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Buccaneers).
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:57:02 -0700
The Detroit Lions are believed to be interested in free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Buccaneers).
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:55:17 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman was not on the sidelines during the team's Week 4 loss because head coach Greg Schiano said it was a "mutual decision." Freeman didn't dress out and watched the game from a suite with the other inactive players. QB Dan Orlovsky was the backup to QB Mike Glennon against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: It's gone from bad to worse for Freeman in Tampa. It's very clear now that he has no future with the team and virtually zero chance of winning the starting job back. It's now just a matter of if the Bucs can find a trade partner or if they outright release him.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:34:44 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared QB Dan Orlovsky, DL Derek Landri, OT Gabe Carimi, TE Luke Stocker, CB Michael Adams, DL Steven Means, TE Tom Crabtree inactive for Week 3.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:45:43 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Carl Nicks, QB Dan Orlovsky, CB Michael Adams, RB Peyton Hillis, DL Steven Means, TE Tom Crabtree, DL William Gholston inactive for Week 2.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:41:22 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OG Carl Nicks, DL Chris D. Jones, QB Dan Orlovsky, FB Erik Lorig, CB Rashaan Melvin, TE Tom Crabtree, DL William Gholston inactive for Week 1.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:33:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said QB Mike Glennon will start the final preseason game and will receive a significant amount of playing time. QB Dan Orlovsky said he hopes to receive playing time during the game.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:07:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said Friday, Aug. 9, that the team plans to keep QBs Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon and Dan Orlovsky on the roster. Orlovsky did not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Baltimore Ravens. Glennon was so-so, completing 11 of 23 passes for 169 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:12:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said the team is planning on keeping three quarterbacks in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: It is fair to suggest the three quarterbacks on the final roster will be Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon and Dan Orlovsky with Freeman getting a majority of the snaps, health permitting.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:59:56 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first unofficial depth chart of training camp Friday, Aug. 2, and QB Mike Glennon is listed as the primary backup to QB Josh Freeman. Veteran QB Dan Orlovsky is listed as the third quarterback.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:59:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Dan Orlovsky signed a one-year, $850,000 contract Tuesday, April 9, the team announced. The team signed approximately $700,000 in salary cap space by releasing and then re-signing Orlovsky.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:20:42 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:44:35 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to re-sign free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:52:50 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut QB Dan Orlovsky Thursday, April. 4.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:33:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Dan Orlovsky and Brett Ratliff will compete for the primary backup quarterback job during training camp. The team likely will decide whether to keep two or three quarterbacks on their final roster based on how Orlovsky and Ratliff perform.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:44:15 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year deal worth $2.5 million.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:28:12 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday, March 15, that they have signed free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Colts) to a two-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:07:35 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to a contract agreement with free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Colts).
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 16:05:14 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky went 27-for-40 for 264 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:01:39 -0800
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (rest), WR Anthony Gonzalez (illness) and QB Dan Orlovsky (personal) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 29.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:32:26 -0800
Updating a previous item, Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky (personal) missed practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, to be with his wife Tiffany, who delivered triplets. Orlovsky is expected to be back at practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:41:45 -0800
Indianapolis Colts LB A.J. Edds (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), WR Anthony Gonzalez (illness), QB Dan Orlovsky (personal), OG Joe Reitz (ankle) and LB Philip Wheeler (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:42:21 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky was not on the field during practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. The reason for the absence is not known but his wife is expected to give birth in the near future.
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:19:22 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky went 23-for-41 for 244 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 16.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:35:30 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky posted just 82 passing yards in the Week 15 win against the Tennessee Titans. That was the fewest since the team totaled 97 passing yards in a loss in 1997 against the Seattle Seahawks. The last time the team won with so few years, former QB Jim Harbaugh had 75 yards in a win over the Miami Dolphins Dec. 18, 1994.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:18:17 -0800
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo was fined $25,000 Friday, Dec. 9, for a hit on Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky in Week 13.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 14:23:58 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky went 30-for-37 for 353 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:32:27 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Dan Orlovsky will start over QB Curtis Painter in Week 13 versus the New England Patriots, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Orlovsky has gone 14-for-21 with 122 yards this season.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:42:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Curtis Painter went 13-for-19 for 94 yards and two interceptions in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. QB Dan Orlovsky replaced Painter during the game and went 7-for-10 for 67 yards.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:39:21 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Curtis Painter was benched Week 10 and replaced by QB Dan Orlovsky.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:53:09 -0800
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said QB Curtis Painter is still the team's starting quarterback despite benching him in Week 9 in favor of QB Dan Orlovsky. Painter was 13-of-27 for just 98 yards while throwing one interception.
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 13:25:33 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Curtis Painter was benched in favor of QB Dan Orlovsky during the team's Week 9 game and there was no word of any injuries for Painter.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:02:47 -0700
Indianapolis Colts QB Curtis Painter completed nine of his 17 pass attempts for just 67 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. He also lost a fumble. Painter was lifted in the fourth quarter with the score at 62-7, as QB Dan Orlovsky replaced him.
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:49:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Indianapolis Colts re-signed free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky (Colts) Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:00:22 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts are working out free-agent QBs Dan Orlovsky (Colts) and Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) Tuesday, Sept. 27, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:22:04 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts have waived QB Dan Orlovsky, WR Taj Smith, TE Michael Matthews and DLs Ricardo Mathews and John Chick.
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:49:14 -0700
Indianapolis Colts QBs Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky continued their roster battle in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 26, against the Green Bay Packers. Painter completed 11-for-21 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, while Orlovsky completed four of his nine attempts for 30 yards and a score. With the signing of free-agent QB Kerry Collins (Titans) this week, it appears the two youngsters are fighting for the No. 3 job.
Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:56:20 -0700
All options remain open for the Indianapolis Colts at quarterback, including potentially signing a veteran option to replace QB Peyton Manning (neck) in Week 1 if Manning is not healthy enough to play. "It's always been something where we hope he can be ready, and we still hope. But it's possible he won't," team owner Jim Irsay said.
Manning is still on the active PUP working on his rehabilitation from neck surgery to repair a bulging disk. "I was short-changed a little bit by the lockout and I'm going to need every bit of the next two weeks, and then I can give you more of an update with where I am," Manning said. "I have made progress, but I still have some work to do. When I'm healthy enough, I'll be able to play."
Manning has not suffered any setbacks in his recovery, and team doctors have noted the regeneration of right triceps strength is the key. Plus, nerves come back at different paces. The Colts want to make sure Manning is 100 percent healthy before he returns full speed; they do not want him to return too early and other shoulder or elbow problems develop because of it.
Backup QBs Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky have struggled in the preseason, combining for a passer rating of 34.4. They have generated just one touchdown and two field goals, going 19 of 43 for 273 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.
If the team were to bring in a veteran quarterback, they would have to scale back the offense and look for him to be more of a game manager.