The Indianapolis Colts named Dan Orlovsky as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Orlovsky will supplant Curtis Painter, who had thrown nine interceptions in his last six games and has failed to throw for 100 yards in three of the past five contests.
Painter was forced into the starting role due to injuries to Peyton Manning and designated replacement Kerry Collins, who was lost for the season with a concussion.
Orlovsky has made three relief appearances in place of Painter, completing 14 of 21 passes for 122 yards.
A fifth-round selection of Detroit in 2005, he saw his most sustained action with the Lions in the 2008-09 season.
In 10 games that seasons, Orlovsky completed 143 of 255 passes for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.