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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

Draft Dose: Who needs a wide receiver?

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a player like A.J. Green or Julio Jones? For one, Browns QB Colt McCoy could use some WR help.

Idle Ochocinco tries pro soccer

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
With the players locked out of NFL training facilities, Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco began a four-day tryout Wednesday with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer.

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Liuget, Leshoure stand out at Illinois' pro day

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
DT Corey Liuget and RB Mikel Leshoure stood out at Illinois' pro day in limited workouts. LB Martez Wilson started slowly but improved as the day went on.

Ochocinco hitting the pitch

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco has a four-day tryout set with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer starting March 22.

House of Bengals DE Odom damaged by fire

Posted March 15, 2011 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
The home of Bengals DE Antwan Odom in Mason, Ohio was heavily damaged due to a fire on Tuesday morning, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bengals' needs, options plenty at No. 4

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Among the onlookers at Auburn's pro day on March 15: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, whose team holds the No. 4 overall pick and could go a variety of ways in Round One. 

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Zbikowski, Ochocinco want to box each other

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
A war of words on social media may have sparked a fight between Ravens FS Tom Zbikowski and Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco.

Urban sees Bengals' WRs as 'promising group'

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
New Bengals WR coach James Urban, who coached the Eagles' quarterbacks the last two seasons, sees Cincinnati's wide receivers as a "promising group," he recently told PFW.

AFC North free-agent preview

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC North.

Palmer still has no plans to play in Cincinnati

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
In case he has yet to make it clear, Carson Palmer has told a confidant that he "will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again," according to WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

Bengals could draft QB in first round

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Bengals are evaluating players at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis under the premise that QB Carson Palmer will not return, making it a possibility they spend their fourth overall pick on a signalcaller.

Bengals CB Jones sentenced to probation

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Bengals CB Adam "Pacman" Jones has been punished for his role in a 2007 strip club shooting in Las Vegas that left a club employee paralyzed.

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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