HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 07: Dan Orlovsky #7 of the Houston Texans reacts after a late interception by San Diego was not overturned on a challenge at Reliant Stadium on November 7 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Dan Orlovsky To Sign With Colts, According To Report

Dan Orlovsky has been cut by the Houston Texans and will now reportedly go to Indianapolis.

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Dan Orlovsky Will Play For Indianapolis Colts, According To Report

After being dumped by the Houston Texans in favor of Matt Leinart, John McClain reports that quarterback Dan Orlovsky will continue his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts.

Former Texans QB Dan Orlovsky said this morning he’s headed to Indy today to sign with the Colts. Good for him. Great guy.

Given his experience – he played in 10 games for the Detroit Lions in 2008 – one would think that Orlovsky could become Peyton Manning’s backup, ahead of Curtis Painter. But we’ll have to wait and see. That distinction might usually be mostly academic, given Manning’s good health and, um, attendance throughout his career, but with his advancing age and neck injury, that might not be the case anymore. Assuming Orlovsky can beat out Painter, this might be a good opportunity for him.

Orlovsky appeared in one game in two seasons with the Texans.

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Dan Orlovsky Released By Houston Texans, According To Report

Dan Orlovsky has reportedly been let go by the Houston Texans. We know this even faster now that John Clayton has taken up the Twitters.

Now we know why Matt Leinart stay in Houston and didn't go to Seattle. The Texans cut Dan Orlovskyless than a minute ago via yoono Favorite Retweet Reply


Orlovsky, who went to college at Connecticut, is entering his seventh NFL season. He's only had significant playing time in one of those years, when he was 143-of-255 for 1,616 yards and eight touchdowns with the Detroit Lions in 2008. Since moving to Houston after that season, Orlovsky hasn't attempted a pass.

Orlovsky was listed second on the Texans' depth chart, ahead of Leinart and behind starter Matt Schaub. The Texans also drafted T.J. Yates in the fifth round, meaning someone had to go at some point. Apparently, the Texans decided to go ahead and make the move now.

The next move for Orlovsky is anyone's guess, especially given the time still left in the free-agent game.

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