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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 add seven to practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
The Bengals announced Sunday that they have signed seven players to the team's practice squad, including 2009 third-round draft pick TE Chase Coffman.

Bengals add QB LeFevour, cut O'Sullivan

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Bengals announced Sunday that they have claimed rookie QB Dan LeFevour off waivers from the Bears. Cincy terminated the contract of QB J.T. O'Sullivan to make room for LeFevour

Bengals, Jaguars exchange defensive backs

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 9:22 p.m. ET
Cincinnati acquired S Reggie Nelson from Jacksonville in exchange for CB David Jones and a conditional draft choice in a trade completed Saturday after both teams had gotten down to their 53-man roster limits.

T.O., impact rookies ease blow of Bryant release

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The release of WR Antonio Bryant less than six months after signing him to a contract that reportedly paid him close to $7 million in his short time with the club contrasts sharply with the fortuitous decision to sign Terrell ...

NFL will not suspend Browns DL Rogers

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The league will not suspend Browns DL Shaun Rogers after his offseason arrest for carrying a gun at a Cleveland airport, although it did fine him one game paycheck.

Bengals release Jeanty, place Nelson on PUP list

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Bengals announced Monday that they have released fifth-year LB Rashad Jeanty in the "waived/failed physical" category and placed second-year S Tom Nelson on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Bengals cut WR Bryant

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Bengals cut WR Antonio Bryant following one of the worst free-agent signings in team history, owing him $7.85 million for not playing a single game.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Bengals' Shipley emerging as dependable target

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
Rookie WR Jordan Shipley has made an immediate impact on the Bengals' offense in the preseason and has looked like he could be a reliable target for QB Carson Palmer in the regular season.

Report: NFL fines Ochocinco for tweeting

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined WR Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for tweeting during the Bengals' preseason win over the Eagles.

Agent: Bengals S Wilson (knee) out for season

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Bengals S Gibril Wilson will miss the 2010 season after tearing both his ACL and MCL in Friday night's preseason contest against the Eagles, according to his agent.

Five minutes with a legend: Forrest Gregg

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
For 14 seasons, Forrest Gregg served as the cornerstone of the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. As a coach, Gregg directed the Bengals to a 12-4 record in 1981 and a trip to Super Bowl XVI.

Report: NFL will not suspend Maualuga

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly will fine Rey Maualuga two games' worth of pay instead of suspending the Bengals' linebacker for his DUI in late January.

Bengals ORT Smith still on mend

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Bengals ORT Andre Smith's placement on the physically unable to perform list with left foot and conditioning issues at the beginning of training camp was another setback for the No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 draft, who played ...

Cowboys beat turnover-prone Bengals

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 11:26 p.m. ET
The Dallas Cowboys forced four turnovers, got three field goals from David Buehler and an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Sharpe for a 16-7 victory over Cincinnati in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night.

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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