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2016 Lions free agency: Dan Orlovsky re-signs with Detroit

The Detroit Lions have re-signed backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

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Friday morning the Detroit Lions announced they have re-signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky. Contract length or money details have yet to be revealed.

Orlovsky returns to the Lions for a third-straight season. Originally, Orlovsky was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. After leaving Detroit for a few years, Jim Caldwell brought Orlovsky with him from Indianapolis in 2014.

This will be Orlovsky 12th year in the NFL. In his career, Orlovsky has thrown for 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a passer rating of 75.3. Last year, Orlovsky saw some playing time in the second half of two blowouts, completing 22 of 40 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Lions likely now have their backup quarterback for the 2016 season, but could still use a developmental quarterback on the roster. Don't be surprised if the Lions grab one on the third day of the NFL Draft. One option is Kevin Hogan, who met with the Lions at the NFL Combine.

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