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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 release WR Coles

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Bengals released WR Laveranues Coles on Thursday. Coles, 32, caught 43 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns in his one season with Cincinnati.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Hall of Fame Game will feature Cowboys against Bengals

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
A pair of 2009 division champions will kick off the 2010 NFL preseason when the Cowboys play the Bengals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8, the Hall of Fame and the NFL ...

Can Jones be complementary piece in Bengals' offense?

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
When last seen in the NFL, WR Matt Jones was the Jaguars' leading receiver. He probably won't hold that same role in Cincinnati, but the hope is he'll be an effective complementary target in the Bengals' offense.

Foot surgery will sideline Bengals OT Smith 10 weeks

Posted Feb. 15, 2010 @ 1:07 a.m. ET
Bengals OT Andre Smith underwent foot surgery last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting. It's expected to sideline him 10 weeks.

Report: Bengals sign ex-Jaguars WR Jones

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed former Jaguars WR Matt Jones on Friday, according to ESPN.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Reserve RB Scott could have key role in Bengals' offense

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, the Bengals aren't likely to be able to re-sign RB Larry Johnson, considering that Bernard Scott, who started twice in place of lead back Cedric Benson as a rookie in 2009, is likely to ...

Gilyard working overtime at Senior Bowl

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
With the NFL draft only three months away, University of Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard is doing everything he can to improve his draft stock in the eyes of NFL coaches and talent evaluators.

Bengals LB Maualuga arrested on drunken-driving charge

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Bengals LB Rey Maualuga was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and careless driving early Friday morning in Covington, Ky.

Graham's future with Bengals up in the air

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Could the Bengals be in the market for another placekicker in the offseason? It's a question that merits asking after Shayne Graham missed a pair of field goals in the wild-card round loss to the Jets.

Bengals step up, retain Zimmer

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Not long ago, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer thought he would be coaching elsewhere in 2010, but he will remain at the helm of the Cincinnati defense after signing a contract extension with the club on Jan. 12.

Bengals retain Zimmer as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who has helped make the Cincinnati defense one of the AFC's stoutest in his two seasons on the job, will remain in his current position in 2010.

Limitations of Bengals' passing game show up in loss to Jets

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Bengals have no shortage of problems to address with their passing offense in the offseason.

Sanchez nearly flawless as Jets beat Bengals

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Mark Sanchez handled single-degree wind chills and the playoff pressure with no problems Saturday, throwing a touchdown pass on a rollout play, and the Jets' running game took it from there, setting up a 24-14 victory over the Bengals.

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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