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Dan Orlovsky says Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB

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Dan Orlovsky has served as the backup quarterback to Matthew Stafford in Detroit for the last three seasons, but he won’t be back for a fourth year with the Lions.

That word came from Orlovsky himself during an interview with Ross Tucker on Sirius XM NFL Radio Thursday. Orlovsky is set to become a free agent next month and said that he will be moving on to another team.

“Lions let me know they’re going in a different direction with Jake Rudock as back-up to Matthew,” Orlovsky said.

Rudock was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan last year and spent most of the year on the practice squad before being added to the active roster in November. He didn’t see any regular season action.

Orlovsky didn’t play during the regular season either and last saw action in two games during the 2015 season. He’s started 12 games over the course of a career that stretches back to 2005 and will likely look for a team interested in adding an experienced backup this offseason.

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10 Responses to “Dan Orlovsky says Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB”
  1. realfootballfan says: Feb 16, 2017 11:33 AM

    Isn’t this the guy who walked out of the back of the end zone for them back in the day? The question is why would they have kept him, and why does he think another team will pay him to back their QB up?

  2. polegojim says: Feb 16, 2017 11:33 AM

    Yikes… I like Rudock, but…

  3. war27 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:41 AM

    You don’t hang around this long without talent. That’s why he’s still there.

  4. timmmah10 says: Feb 16, 2017 11:45 AM

    I have no idea how Orlovsky has lasted this long in the NFL.

  5. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says: Feb 16, 2017 11:48 AM

    realfootballfan says:
    Feb 16, 2017 11:33 AM
    Isn’t this the guy who walked out of the back of the end zone for them back in the day? The question is why would they have kept him, and why does he think another team will pay him to back their QB up?

    How predictable that it would only take seconds for someone to mention this. It was one play that happened in 2008 I think maybe it’s time to get over it.

  6. doe22us says: Feb 16, 2017 12:37 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    Feb 16, 2017 11:33 AM
    Isn’t this the guy who walked out of the back of the end zone for them back in the day? The question is why would they have kept him, and why does he think another team will pay him to back their QB up?

    How predictable that it would only take seconds for someone to mention this. It was one play that happened in 2008 I think maybe it’s time to get over it

    Still funny tho lol…

  7. kremis says: Feb 16, 2017 12:54 PM

    After the interview, he stepped out of the back of the endzone!

  8. ariani1985 says: Feb 16, 2017 7:03 PM

    End zone play is the funniest of all time!

  9. anotherfavrepick says: Feb 17, 2017 12:12 AM

    So what you’re saying is, the real story is that Dan Orlavski was on Sirius XM NFL Radio, by why was he? You failed to deliver that tidbit of information. I didn’t hear it, but perhaps he was just calling into the show and happened to make it on air. Then he shared his story. Notice there wasn’t anything else quoted really.

  10. ocdn says: Feb 17, 2017 10:03 AM

    Wow. Just, wow….

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