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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

Palmer misses Bengals' Thursday practice

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Bengals QB Carson Palmer unexpectedly missed practice on Thursday because of a sore hip but is expected to play vs. the Dolphins on Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Jones' loss affects Bengals on multiple fronts

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The loss of Bengals CB Adam Jones to a season-ending herniated disk comes after he had earned roles with Cincinnati's defense and special-teams units and had shown some of the playmaking ability that once made him a highly regarded ...

Bengals granted extension to try to prevent TV blackout

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Bengals announced Thursday that the NFL has given the team an extra 24 hours in order to sell the remaining 2,000 tickets in order to prevent a local TV blackout of the Bengals-Dolphins game Sunday.

Bengals CB Jones out for the season

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Bengals CB Adam Jones will miss the remainder of the 2010 season with a disc injury in his neck.

White's 201 receiving yards help Falcons hold off Bengals

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Roddy White had a spectacular day for Atlanta, catching 11 passes for 201 yards and leading the Falcons to a wild 39-32 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Bengals RB Scott to get more touches

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Due to a change in circumstances, namely an injury to third-down back Brian Leonard, Cincinnati RB Bernard Scott is likely to see an uptick in his touches.

Bengals activate S Tom Nelson

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals added S Tom Nelson to their 53-man roster on Friday.

Bengals ORT Smith showing improvement

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 11 a.m. ET
Bengals second-year ORT Andre Smith finally could be on the verge of breaking through and securing a starting job, the way we hear it.

Bengals defensive coordinator blasts Petrino

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is still upset with Bobby Petrino for bailing on him and the Falcons with three games left in the 2007 season.

Owens' tweet costs him $5,000

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
Bengals WR Terrell Owens has been fined $5,000 for a violation of the league's social media policy.

Bengals DE Odom suspended four games

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Following a failed appeal, Bengals DE Antwan Odom has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Ochocinco's catches, swagger down

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
In the last four games before the Bengals' Week Six bye, WR Chad Ochocinco caught just 14 passes for 157 yards and no touchdowns. Entering the bye, Ochocinco, who said he had not played confidently, told Cincinnati reporters he planned ...

Ex-Patriots LB Thomas, six others try out for Bengals

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Seven veteran free agents tried out for the Bengals Wednesday, including former Patriots LB Adalius Thomas, according to a league source.

"Pacman" arrested but not charged following Bengals game

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
Bengals CB Adam 'Pacman' Jones was arrested following Sunday's game vs. the Buccaneers, but was released without being charged after police realized Jones was not the suspect they were looking for.

Barth kicks game-winner as Bucs stun Bengals

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw a tying touchdown pass with 1:26 to go, then moved Tampa Bay in range for a winning field goal after Carson Palmer threw his third interception of the game Sunday, sending the Buccaneers to a 24-21 ...

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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