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Lions re-sign quarterback Dan Orlovsky

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Dan Orlovsky, who signed a one-year deal to be Matthew Stafford’s backup last season, has re-upped with the team on another one-year deal for next season.

The Detroit Lions have their backup quarterback for the 2015 season.

Dan Orlovsky, who signed a one-year deal to be Matthew Stafford’s backup last season, has re-upped with the team on another one-year deal for next season.

Dan OrlovskyQB Dan Orlovsky (Photo: Detroit Lions)

Orlovsky didn’t take a single snap in 2014, but Lions head coach Jim Caldwell referred to him as a “good wingman” during the season.

Orlovsky, 31, is a veteran quarterback who’s had previous stints with Detroit, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Houston. He knows his role as Stafford’s backup and accepts it.

“I don’t think you can underestimate the value of (being a good teammate),” Orlovsky told detroitlions.com last April. “There is an enormous value in being a good teammate. It’s important for me to understand my role.

“I talk to the younger guys. I talk to the defense and offer them a nugget here and there. Over 16 games, if one or two players can make a play here and there, that’s the difference between going on and going home.”

The Lions don't plan to tender a restricted free agent tag on quarterback Kellen Moore, but Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told local reporters at the Combine that he’d like to have him back as well.

The Lions kept Stafford, Orlovsky and Moore on the 53-man roster out of training camp last year.

Orlovsky has a career record of 2-10 and has passed for 2,931 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 58.5 percent of his passes.