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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

Cardinals QB Lindley to start Week 15

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that QB Ryan Lindley will start in Week 15 against the Lions.

Cardinals' play beyond embarrassing

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' losses seem to be getting worse by the week as their nine-game losing streak rolls out of control.

Skelton named Cardinals' starter for Week 14

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
John Skelton will return to being the Cardinals’ starting quarterback, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday.

Rookie QB Lindley gets start for Cardinals

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that rookie Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 12 vs. the Rams.

Cardinals past point of no return?

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Cardinals appear to be limping toward the finish line to complete a dismal season that was once filled with promise.

NFC West Spin cycle: Cardinals continue to stumble

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Storm clouds are hovering over the Cardinals, who dropped their third game in a row and showed no signs of turning things around in Minnesota.

Kolb's status with Cardinals getting shakier

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb's latest injury appears to have made his future in the desert look increasingly iffy.

Report: Cardinals QB Kolb out several weeks with rib injury

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb will be out for several weeks after having multiple ribs detach from his sternum, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Arizona coach inches closer to ruling out Skelton

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 9:17 p.m. ET
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is inching closer to acknowledging that Kevin Kolb will be the starting QB Sunday at New England.

Low ankle sprain for Cardinals' Skelton

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB John Skelton has a low ankle sprain and is not ruled out for Week Two.

Cardinals QB Skelton carted off with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Cardinals starting QB John Skelton was carted off the field with a right ankle injury. Kevin Kolb replaced him.

Cardinals' QB situation remains very fluid

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
While John Skelton will start the season as the Cardinals' starting QB over Kevin Kolb, his hold on the job remains far from firm.

Report: Skelton wins Cardinals' starting job

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
John Skelton will be the Cardinals’ starting quarterback in Week One, according to Adam Caplan of The Sideline View.

Titans, Cardinals show right, wrong ways to stock QBs

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
The Titans have done a great job handling their QB transition. The Cardinals have done it the wrong way and remain in a state of confusion there.

Skelton widens edge in Cardinals' QB competition

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Most observers of the battle for the Cardinals' starting QB job believe John Skelton has separated himself from Kevin Kolb.

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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