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Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-sign QB Orlovsky

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Published:   |   Updated: April 9, 2013 at 06:58 AM
TAMPA -

Less than a week after letting him go, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the transaction.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

An eight-year veteran out of Connecticut, Orlovsky was the backup to starter Josh Freeman last season. Orlovsky appeared in just one game, a 41-0 loss to the Saints, in which he completed four of seven passes for 51 yards and no touchdowns.

Orlovsky, 29, originally came to the Bucs a year ago as free agent when he signed a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

The team did not give a reason for Orlovsky's recent release.

Early in the offseason, Tampa Bay expressed a desire to increase the competition for the starting quarterback job next season, but head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik later endorsed Freeman as a quarterback who can help the Bucs win the Super Bowl.

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