Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #3 QB, #48/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 2-3 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 53-(-20)-(-0.4)-3; Pass: 569-356-62.6-3846-29-11; 1 Sol-1 TT; Manning Award watch list (national quarterback award) ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... started all 13 games ... ranked 12th nationally in passing yards (295.8) and 18th in total offense (292.3) ... second in Big Ten in both categories ... third in Big Ten and tied for 21st nationally in points responsible for with average of 14.8 per game ... ranked fourth in Big Ten with 132.3 passing efficiency ... tied Big Ten season record with 569 passing attempts (also Drew Brees in 1998) ... 356 completions rank second on school season list, 29 passing touchdowns are third, .626 completion percentage and 3,846 passing yards are fourth, 3,826 yards of total offense are fifth and 132.2 passing efficiency is 11th...2006: 14 GP; 14 GS; Rush: 76-107-1.4-6; Pass: 530-315-59.4-2985-22-19; Manning Award watch list (national quarterback award) ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches ... started all 14 games...2005: 9 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 52-251-4.8-4; Pass: 170-89-52.4-932-3-5; Named honorable mention Freshman All-American and to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... appeared in nine games, including five starts ... completed 89 of 170 passes (52.4 percent) for 932 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions ... ranked third on team with 251 yards rushing on 52 carries (4.8 average) and four touchdowns ... started last five games and led Boilermakers to 3-2 record ... completed 23 of 44 passes for 212 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in first career start at Wisconsin on Oct. 22...2004: Did not play...uncle, Jay Venzin, lettered as offensive guard for Purdue in 1975 and 1976 and grandfather, Donald Beck, played basketball for Boilermakers from 1953 to 1955.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Colts' picks: Round 6/201 -- Curtis Painter, QB, 6-2, 225, Purdue...The Colts add a signal caller who will have a chance to learn from one of the league's best in Peyton Manning and a veteran backup in Jim Sorgi. Painter is the first quarterback drafted by Indianapolis since Sorgi in 2004. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/04/13 - QB Curtis Painter was signed by the Giants to a contract for 2013.
04/19/12 - QB Curtis Painter signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on Thursday.
Painter reunites with Jim Caldwell, hired as Ravens' quarterbacks coach after three seasons as head coach in Indianapolis where Painter was a sixth-round pick in 2009 out of Purdue.
Painter was winless as a starter with the Colts, replacing Kerry Collins but going 0-8 completing 132 of 243 (54.3 percent) for 1,541 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. before being unseated in Week 13 by Dan Orlovsky.
The Ravens are very optimistic about the future of second-year quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor was endorsed as a capable No. 2 quarterback by coach John Harbaugh, but Painter will have a chance to compete for that role.
The Ravens considered other veterans, including former Baltimore first-rounder Kyle Boller, before settling on Painter.
03/10/12 - QB Curtis Painter was released by the Colts, along with linebacker Gary Brackett, safety Melvin Bullitt, tight end Dallas Clark and running back Joseph Addai.
"These players all made tremendous contributions to the organization and will forever be members of the Colts family," said Owner & CEO Jim Irsay. "It's always difficult to make these decisions which the nature of the salary cap requires. Their legacies with the Colts will be forever remembered by the organization, fans and Indianapolis community. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors."