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Former UConn QB Signs With Tampa Bay

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 4: Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after a missed chance against the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 4: Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after a missed chance against the New England Patriots in the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky,   a former quarterback with the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans who played for the Indianapolis Colts following Peyton Manning’s neck injury last year,  has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent.

The Bucaneers website says Orlovosky signed a two-year, $2.5 million dollar deal.  He’ll play behind Tampa Bay starter Josh Freeman Josh Freeman.  The Buc’s other quarterback,  Josh Johnson, is now an unrestricted free agent.

Orlovsky,  who is from Shelton, started for UConn from 2001 to to 2004,  is UConn’s all-time leader in touchdown passes (84,) pass completions (916,) yards per game (232.7)  and net yards (10, 706.)

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