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QB Orlovsky Set to be a Free Agent Friday

Lions QB Dan Orlovsky is on the verge of looking for greener pastures, as he has told the Lions that he’ll be testing the free agent market once he is officially free to look elsewhere Friday.

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

He was the Lions 5th round draft pick out of Connecticut in the 2005 draft and he played in two games as a rookie. After sitting behind Jon Kitna for two seasons he started seven games and played in 10 for the NFL’s first 0-16 team.

Orlovsky completed 56 percent of his passes last year for 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

“I want to be back in Detroit, but this is an important decision and I want to make sure I make the right decision.” He was told by the club that Daunte Culpepper is going to be the starter at the beginning of the 2009 season.

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