Lions reach one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky

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The Lions are bringing back a familiar face at quarterback.

The club has reached a one-year agreement with Dan Orlovsky, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported. Aaron Wilson of National Football Post first reported news of an impending deal between Detroit and Orlovsky.

The 30-year-old Orlovsky could replace the departed Shaun Hill as the Lions’ primary backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. A 2005 fifth-round pick of the Lions, Orlovsky made seven starts in four seasons with Detroit (2005-2008), all in the club’s 0-16 season of 2008.

Orlovsky has spent the last two seasons with the Buccaneers, appearing in a combined three games as a reserve. He has also played for the Colts (2011) and Texans (2009-2010). Overall, Orlovsky has appeared in 24 regular season games, throwing for 2,931 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.