Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Dan Orlovsky (6) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Washington Redskins during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. The Redskins won 30-12. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Detroit Lions expected to sign quarterback Dan Orlovsky


The Detroit Lions apparently haven’t gotten enough of former quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

The signal caller, who’s likely most famous for running out of the back of the end zone, spent his first two seasons in Motown but had moved on to the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the years since.

Now a free agent, Orlovsky was looking for a home and the Lions reportedly came calling.

Lions are expected to sign Dan Orlovsky, according to a league source

Orlovsky isn’t much else than deep insurance for the Lions, though, even then that’s pushing it.

The former fifth round pick out of Connecticut has only played in nine NFL games since 2008, his last season with the Lions.

After appearing in eight games for the Colts during the 2011 season, Orlovsky played in one regular season game for the Buccaneers in 2012, going 4 of 7 for 51 yards.

While I’m sure there’s a bit of familiarity between he and Lions fans, they’re probably hoping they don’t see him on the field at any point. Because if they do, they’re in some serious trouble.

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  • Chris Wyman

    I’m pretty sure this is Martin Mayhew’s last season with the team.