Dan Orlovsky returns to the Detroit Lions

The Lions have brought back quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

The team welcomed back Orlovsky, their fifth-round pick from 2005, by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract yesterday. Orlovsky will replace Shaun Hill, who will join the Rams as a free agent.

Pay per head services noticed that Orlovsky did not see much time as a backup with the Buccaneers over the last two seasons, completing 4 of 7 passes for 51 yards over three appearances.

Orlovsky, a UConn alumn, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Lions, enjoying more playing time in 2008, when he passed for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on 143 of 255 completions in 10 games.

Overall Orlovsky has thrown for almost 3,000 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 picks on 276 of 472 completions with the Lions, Texans, Colts and Buccaneers over his nine-year NFL career.