Bucs sign quarterback Dan Orlovsky
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed free agent QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year contract. Here is the release from the team:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed free agent QB Dan Orlovsky to a two-year contract.
Orlovsky spent the 2011 season with the Indianapolis Colts, leading the team to two wins after appearing in eight games and starting five. He completed 122-of-193 pass attempts (63.2 percent) on the year for 1,201 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions for an 82.4 quarterback rating.
Orlovsky has served primarily as a backup quarterback throughout his career also spending time with the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions, but did start in seven games for the Lions during the 2008 season. Orlovsky originally entered the league with Detroit as a fifth-round selection (145th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, spending three seasons with the team before joining the Texans.
In his seven years in the NFL, Orlovsky has played in 21 games with 12 starts. He has recorded 272 completions on 465 pass attempts for 2,880 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.