Free agent QB Dan Orlovsky mentioned in an interview with Ross Tucker that the Lions informed of their plans to move forward with Jake Rudock as their backup quarterback to Matthew Stafford.
“Lions let me know they’re going in a different direction with Jake Rudock as back-up to Matthew,” Orlovsky said.
Earlier in the week, Orlovsky said goodbye to Detroit via his Twitter account.
It'll always be where it started for me. It'll always have a piece of my heart.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 11, 2017
Detroit used a sixth-round pick on Rudock last year and spent a good majority of his rookie season on the team’s practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in November.
Orlovsky, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2005. He spent four years in Detroit before having brief stints with the Texans, Colts and Buccaneers.
Orlovsky returned to the Lions in 2014 has spent the past three years as Stafford’s backup.
In 2015, Orlovsky appeared in three games and threw for 201 yards while completing 55 percent of his passes to go along with one touchdown and an interception.