Colts work out QBs Orlovsky, Croyle

Peyton Manning is out, perhaps for the season. Kerry Collins is dealing with the after-effects of a possible concussion. That leaves Curtis Painter as the Indianapolis Colts healthiest option going into Monday night's game in Tampa Bay.

So the Colts are working out quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky and Brodie Croyle as possible backups to Painter, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Neither quarterback has had a history of success, as Orlovsky went 0-7 during the Detroit Lions' historically bad 0-16 season in 2008. Meanwhile, Croyle is 0-10 as a starter in his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. But the fact that the Colts are 0-3 means that whoever gets signed should feel right at home.

Orlovsky should have some sort of edge in that he was with the Colts in preseason, but the fact that he and Painter struggled so badly is what prompted the Colts to bring Collins out of retirement in the first place.

On a side note, former Colt Jeff George, who boasted that he could learn the offense in a matter of days, is still there for the taking. However, another former Colts QB, Art Schlichter, won't be available for a few more years.

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