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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-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game.

Bengals sign DB Murray

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed DB Rico Murray to the final spot of their 53-man roster, the team announced Tuesday.

Bengals claim Tate, McGlynn off waivers

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The Bengals went to the waiver wire for personnel help on Sunday, signing WR-KR Brandon Tate, OL Mike McGlynn and TE Mickey Shuler.

Bengals' Benson released from jail early

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Bengals RB Cedric Benson was released from jail Saturday after serving five days of a 20-day sentence for misdemeanor assault.

Bengals down to 53 with series of roster moves

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
On Saturday, the Bengals announced a series of roster moves, including players being released, one placed on the PUP list, two being put on injured reserve and a suspension.

Bengals OG Williams suspended four games

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Bengals ORG Bobbie Williams will miss the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bengals sign CB Hall to four-year extension

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed CB Leon Hall to a four-year, $39 million extension on Friday.

Bengals sign C Cook to extension

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Bengals continued signing players to contract extensions, agreeing to terms with C Kyle Cook on a four-year deal, the team announced Friday.

Collins struggles as Colts beat Bengals

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins failed to get the Colts' offense moving Thursday night during a 17-13 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals that reiterated their big concern.

Bengals re-sign OT Whitworth

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Bengals and OT Andrew Whitworth have agreed on a new contract that will keep the starting left tackle in Cincinnati through the 2015 season.

Benson begins jail sentence

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 9:20 a.m. ET
Instead of serving his sentence during the team's bye week, Bengals RB Cedric Benson surrendered himself to the Travis County Jail late Tuesday

Bengals 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Do the Bengals have what it takes to compete in the AFC North? Read PFW's in-depth scouting report on Cincinnati.

Benson sentenced to 20 days in jail

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
Bengals RB Cedric Benson has resolved a pair of assault cases against him, one of which will have him serving up to 20 days in jail.

CB Jennings heads to Bengals in trade

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Bengals have acquired CB Kelly Jennings in a trade with the Seahawks. In exchange, Seattle received DT Clinton McDonald.

Bengals cut backup QB Palmer

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
The Bengals released reserve QB Jordan Palmer on Saturday, among other roster moves.


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.