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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

Off-field issues a concern for Bengals WR Simpson

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
If Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, who finds himself in the middle of controversy, misses any time, the Bengals' passing game would be down a playmaker, one with room to improve.

Report: Benson facing three-game suspension

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Bengals RB Cedric Benson is facing a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reported on Thursday.

Pot delivered to home of Bengals WR Simpson

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Authorities searched the home of Bengals WR Jerome Simpson and found six pounds of marijuana. A package with 2½ pounds of marijuana was delivered to the home on Tuesday.

Broncos sign former Bengals WR Cosby

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Broncos signed WR Quan Cosby on Tuesday and waived RB Jeremiah Johnson, the team announced.

AFC North race back to Square One

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
By Sunday's end, the entire AFC North was at the .500 mark. What does it all mean? We explore.

Bengals WR Shipley done for season with torn ACL

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Bengals second-year WR Jordan Shipley tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Broncos and will miss the rest of the 2011 season, head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed Monday.

Broncos get first win behind two Decker TDs

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
Willis McGahee ran for a touchdown and Eric Decker caught two touchdown passes from Kyle Orton to lead the Broncos past the Bengals 24-22 Sunday for John Fox's first win as Denver's coach.

Bengals grinding out of the spotlight

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
A young, hardworking Bengals club looks to have the makings of solid chemistry.

Bengals sign veteran TE Lee

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Bengals signed veteran TE Donald Lee and waived CB Rico Murray on Wednesday.

Green's first TD the game-winner for Bengals

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
A.J. Green caught Cleveland's defense napping for his first career catch, a 41-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, giving the Bengals a stunning 27-17 win Sunday.

Bengals act to keep core together

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 1:09 a.m. ET
The recent re-signings of CB Leon Hall, OLT Andrew Whitworth and C Kyle Cook are seemingly right off a blueprint Cincinnati has followed over the years.

Browns-Bengals matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game.

Browns-Bengals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Bengals game.

Bengals-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game.

Bengals-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game.


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.