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John Skelton - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 03/17/1988
Birthplace El Paso, TX
College Fordham
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 5th round, 24th pick by Cardinals

Bengals' boldness something to watch

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It's very apparent that head coach Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is willing to make assertive, calculated risks this season.

Bengals place PK Nugent on I.R.

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Bengals placed PK Mike Nugent on injured reserve Friday and promoted CB Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad. 

Bengals claim WR Sanzenbacher, place CB Kirkpatrick on I.R.

Posted Dec. 25, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Bengals claimed WR Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers from the Bears and placed rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Russell Wilson, Geno Atkins and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Bengals make playoffs after 13-10 win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 116 yards, including a 21-yarder to set up the game-winning field goal as the Bengals beat the Steelers.

Coaching calm a Bengals trait

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 10:27 p.m. ET
The NFL's coaching carousel frequently spins, but not often in Cincinnati. 

Key matchup: Bengals running game vs. Steelers run defense

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Bengals' success in the ground game will go a long way in determining whether they can beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Bengals' run defense sharp entering rematch with nemesis Pittsburgh

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Cincinnati defense has slammed the door on opposing ground games in recent weeks. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Bengals sign FB Conner

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
The Bengals filled their void at fullback Saturday, signing ex-Jets FB John Conner, per reports.

Friday's 60-second rant: Lewis is not the Bengals' answer

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
In his 10th season with the Bengals, Marvin Lewis' enduring struggle to inspire his team's best is proof that a coaching change is needed.

Opportunistic Bengals defense crushes Eagles

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m. ET
An opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, including Wallace Gilberry's fumble-return TD, and the Bengals beat the Eagles 34-13.

Dolphins claim WR Binns

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Dolphins claimed former Bengals WR Armon Binns off waivers, PFW correspondent Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 03, 2013
The Bengals have acquired quarterback John Skelton off waivers from Arizona to compete for the job backing up Andy Dalton.||||||| Skelton was a fifth-round pick from Fordham in 2010 who started 17 games in three seasons, including six last year. He has completed 53 percent of his passes for 3,707 yards with 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
Posted April 01, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland.||||||| Skelton beat out Kevin Kolb for the starting job under then-coach Ken Whisenhunt in training camp last season. He was hurt in the opener and Kolb took over.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Skelton didn't do any favors for himself while getting the start on Sunday, going 11 of 22 for 74 yards with four interceptions and a lost fumble before being replaced by Ryan Lindley.||||||| Lindley didn't fare much better in the embarrassing 58-0 defeat, going 8 of 17 for 59 yards and losing a fumble of his own.
Posted Dec. 05, 2012
Skelton will be back at starting quarterback when the Cardinals play the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his decision to replace rookie Ryan Lindley was based on several factors, including the environment the Cardinals will face in Seattle, where the crowd is among the loudest in the NFL and the conditions are likely to be cold and wet.||||||| Skelton says he is taking nothing for granted and just wants to complete more passes than he did when he was benched in favor of Lindley three games ago. Lindley says he understands the decision. Whisenhunt refused to replace Lindley with Skelton despite the Cardinals' woeful offensive performance in a 7-6 road loss to the New York Jets last Sunday. Arizona has lost eight in a row.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Skelton threw for 306 yards with a TD and an INT in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Green Bay.||||||| Skelton has increased his yardage total in each of his starts this season.

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