Found April 04, 2014 on
PLAYERS: Dan Orlovsky
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Quarterback Dan Orlovsky is back with the Detroit Lions after signing a one-year contract.

Detroit Lions’ human end zone marker returns

I suppose stranger things have happened, but the Detroit Lions brought back an infamous piece of their past and with him may come questions about the sanity of Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell. QB Dan Orlovsky is back.  Yes, the man who couldn’t help but step out of the back his own end zone during his first stint with the Lions has returned.  With fair warning to Orlovsky, he...

Weekly Rewind: Millen haunts Lions; Staffords lofty goals and Mayhew visits with Lewan

Detroit Lions Did any Lions make the all time, all crime team?(READ) Lions relive one of Matt Millen’s mistake with free agent quarterback(READ) Lions wasting time with visit from Taylor Lewan(READ) Stafford and the Lions have lofty goals(READ) You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Millen haunts Lions; Staffords lofty goals and Mayhew visits with LewanDid any Detroit Lions...

Detroit Lions re-haunted by one of Matt Millen’s mistakes at quarterback

Every time I think we could maybe go a week without rehashing the nightmare days of Matt Millen’s tenure in Detroit, something brings those painful memories back. The most recent addition to the Detroit Lions roster left me speechless, hurt and in denial; had Millen possessed the soul of general manager Martin Mayhew and brought one of his classic mistakes back while laughing maniacally...

Detroit Lions’ draft needs following free agency: Defense

While the action in the free-agent market dies down, the focus of the NFL now shifts to the upcoming draft. Detroit Lions’ draft needs following free agency: Offense The Detroit Lions arguably had one of their most productive free-agency periods in the history of the franchise. Here’s the key moves on the defensive side of the ball: Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo Signings...

Do the Detroit Lions really need Sammy Watkins?

 One of 2014’s news flashes is that the Detroit Lions believe they need a quality wide receiver out of the upcoming NFL Draft.  The fly in the buttermilk is that somehow fans and the press are getting the idea from GM Martin Mayhew and Head Coach Jim Caldwell that “quality wide receiver” has the name Watkins attached to it.  Once that hook was set, it was only a matter of...

Lions one of seven teams to begin offseason workouts Monday

The Detroit Lions are one of seven NFL teams that can get a little head start on some offseason activites, reports the Associated Press. The Lions, along with the Titans, Buccaneers, Browns, Redskins, Texans and Vikings, can start workouts on Monday due to the fact that they have a new head coach, but are limited only to strength and conditioning, and physical rehab sessions...

Detroit Lions ink a veteran offensive lineman today

One day after losing free agent Jason Fox to the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions added some depth at offensive tackle by signing J.B. Shugarts, according to Pro Football Talk. A three-year starter at right tackle for the Buckeyes, Shugarts is 6-foot-6 and weighed 308 pounds during his pro day in 2012. He’s appeared in eight […] The post Detroit Lions ink a veteran offensive...

Dan Orlovsky returns to Lions to back up Matthew Stafford

Back in 2005 the Lions thought quarterback Dan Orlovsky could be part of their future. Now the Lions believe he can part of their present. The Lions on Tuesday signed Orlovsky to replace Shaun Hill as the backup to Matthew Stafford. Orlovsky was signed to a one-year deal. Hill signed with the Rams last week. The Lions were also believed to be interested in Luke McCown, who signed...

Orlovsky returns to Lions as backup quarterback

Dan Orlovsky is returning to the Detroit Lions after agreeing to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Let the jokes begin. Orlovsky infamously made himself a part of Lions' lore when he stepped on the line in the back of the end zone for a safety six years ago in what turned into a two-point loss to Minnesota. It was an unforgettable moment in the Lions' 0-16 season during which...

Can Detroit bolster their secondary by drafting Justin Gilbert?

Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew attended Oklahoma State’s Pro Day for the specific purpose of getting a close up look at cornerback Justin Gilbert.  Recognized in most circles as the best corner in the 2014 NFL Draft, Gilbert drew considerable attention, and Mayhew’s presence seemed to indicate the Detroit Lions’ desire to finally do something substantial about...

Detroit Lions: Looking for a Pass-Rusher

The Detroit Lions will keep their base 4-3 defense even with Jim Caldwell stepping in as the head coach. Caldwell says in the 4-3 system there is room for a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Ziggy Ansah was the team's first-round draft pick last year where he came into his own as a pass-rusher. The problem was that he did not fill the void at OLB because he starred at defensive...

How popular are the Detroit Lions compared to the rest of the NFL?

Do you ever feel like the Detroit Lions are ignored by major media like ESPN and other national outlets? Well, you’re probably right. Unless Ndamukong Suh stomps on someone, Calvin Johnson sets a record or Matthew Stafford buys a big rock for his new fiancé, the Lions don’t often register high on the charts of popularity across the nation. Martin Mayhew made good moves this...

Lions sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Per Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, the Lions have signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to backup Matthew Stafford.  If you remember, Orlovsky, or OrLOLvsky to some, was with the Lions from 2005-2008, so at least he knows his way around Metro Detroit.  Unfortunately for him, the Lions and Lions fans, he doesn’t know his way around a football field. Get ready for this to be played...

Lions Sign OT J.B. Shugarts

  The Detroit Lions signed OT J.B. Shugarts to a contract on Thursday, according to the NFL Transactions release. Shugarts, 24, signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in 2012. He would later join the Cowboys and Jets, but he was ultimately released by New York in September of last year. He’ll have to compete for a roster spot in...

Lions Sign QB Dan Orlovsky

Yes, this Dan Orlovsky…. Good luck with all that. The #Lions have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with quarterback Dan Orlovsky to be their new backup to @Staff_9 — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) April 2, 2014
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