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Former Lions QB Orlovsky signs with Texans

The Lions wanted to re-sign Orlovsky before he became unrestricted free agent, but Orlovsky said he was hoping to find a starting job elsewhere in the league.

That makes Houston a curious landing spot. While the Lions’ quarterback situation remains largely unsettled, the Texans have a solid starter in Matt Schaub.

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Orlovsky picking free agency over backup role

Dan Orlovsky says he’s pretty confident free agency will be better for him than accepting a contract to be a backup quarterback for the Lions.

“They made an offer, but I’m going to test the market and see what’s out there for me,” Orlovsky said today in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. “I’m pretty confident that I’m going to get a better offer.”

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Orlovsky will start against Saints

Lions head coach Rod Marinelli didn’t want to point to a specific reason for his decision, but he did say today at Dan Orlovsky would start on Sunday against the Saints. Orlovsky has played well in his five starts this season and has put the Lions in a position to win in every game. Daunte Culpepper, who had started five straight games before suffering a shoulder injury, is still ailing. Marinelli said Culpepper would go into this week as “questionable.”

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Orlovsky will start against Colts

Dan Orlovsky will be the Detroit Lions’ starting quarterback Sunday, and that also means he will be the primary target for the Indianapolis Colts’ pass rush.

“They’re great, those two defensive ends are awesome,” Orlovsky said of Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. “We just played Jared Allen (of Minnesota), and you think he’s the best and then you watch these two guys.

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It appears Culpepper will start for Lions

Dan Orlovsky is not taking part in the Lions’ practice today and it appears Daunte Culpepper will be the starter for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Orlovsky (broken right thumb) was hoping to get medical clearance to return to practice but apparently that didn’t happen.