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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04/30/14 - QB Curtis Painter underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee April 25 and recovery time is expected to be approximately four weeks.
04/01/14 - QB Curtis Painter was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Giants March 12.
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."