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John Skelton | Quarterback | #8

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Fordham
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (155) / ARZ
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Free agent QB John Skelton has signed a two-year deal with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
Turning 27 in March, Skelton made 17 NFL starts after being a fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft, managing a 15:25 TD-to-INT ratio. Although Skelton has a very strong arm, his ball placement is as erratic as it gets. He'll compete for snaps on the Alouettes with Jonathan Crompton and Jerrod Johnson. Fri, Feb 6, 2015 02:49:00 PM

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Titans waived QB John Skelton.

The move clears a roster spot for rookie Tyler Wilson, who was signed on Monday. It's the third time Skelton has been released since August. The fact that Skelton made 17 starts for the Cardinals between 2010-12 tells you a lot about how dire things were on offense in the desert before GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians arrived.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Titans signed QB John Skelton, formerly of the 49ers.

Skelton had a cup of coffee in San Francisco after spending training camp with the Bengals and getting beaten out by Josh Johnson to back up Andy Dalton. Still only 25 1/2 years old, Skelton has a career TD-to-INT ratio of 15:25. The Titans hope he will push Rusty Smith behind Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Free agent QB John Skelton is visiting the Titans again Monday.

Beat writer Jim Wyatt expects Skelton to get a contract this time. The Titans likely view him as an upgrade on current backup Rusty Smith. Despite the rash of quarterback injuries around the league, Skelton has been on the street since the 49ers waived him in early October.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:31:00 AM

The Packers will work out free agent John Skelton on Monday evening.

They tried out old pal Matt Flynn earlier in the day, but haven't signed him yet. Aaron Rodgers is week to week with a collarbone injury, while Seneca Wallace suffered a first-quarter groin strain in Sunday's loss to Detroit. The Packers are looking for a healthy body to back up Scott Tolzien. Yuck.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Free agent QB John Skelton worked out for the Bucs Tuesday.

Skelton is also expected to visit with the Texans this week. He wouldn't be more than a No. 3 quarterback if signed. Skelton failed to make the Bengals this preseason and was waived by the 49ers earlier this month.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:26:00 AM

49ers waived QB John Skelton.

Skelton was just signed eight days ago. He was inactive for Week 5 against the Texans and is now being replaced by QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 05:42:00 PM

49ers agreed to terms with QB John Skelton.

Sure, why not. Skelton was just in Tennessee working out for the Titans on Tuesday, but tried out for the 49ers early last month. The inaccurate, immobile former Cardinal would seem to be a poor fit for the 49ers' cerebral, multiple offense, but you could do much worse for a No. 3 quarterback. Skelton is taking rookie QB B.J. Daniels' roster spot.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 05:06:00 PM

In addition to David Carr, the Titans will also work out free agent QB John Skelton on Tuesday.

The Titans have also reportedly "discussed" Matt Leinart. If they watched Leinart in the preseason for Buffalo, they likely quickly dismissed him. Skelton spent the summer with the Bengals. He has a monster arm but serious accuracy issues. Skelton completed 15-of-25 passes for 230 yards and one touchdown in the preseason. He lost out to Josh Johnson for backup duties in Cincy.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Free agent QB John Skelton worked out for the 49ers.

The 49ers are addicted to adding and subtracting signal callers, but it's hard to see what Skelton would add behind Colin Kaepernick and Colt McCoy. The Niners are likely just doing their due diligence on a former division rival.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Bengals released QB John Skelton.

Skelton is only 25 with a big arm, but he's slow to process information and has wild accuracy. He was beaten out by Josh Johnson in Bengals camp.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Bengals claimed QB John Skelton off waivers from the Cardinals.

He's the second quarterback the Bengals have acquired to compete behind Andy Dalton. Big-armed Skelton should be the favorite to beat out Josh Johnson for No. 2 duties after Johnson couldn't stick with college coach Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco last season. Still only 25, Skelton has lots of experience after being thrown into the fire in Arizona over the past three seasons, but could greatly benefit from observing as a pure reserve for a year or two. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Skelton will be a free agent next winter.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Cardinals waived QB John Skelton.

This move would seem to foreshadow a Carson Palmer trade. The Palmer deal is going to happen, and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Skelton was likely the odd man out. Skelton, 25, started six games last season, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,132 yards, two touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Over three NFL seasons, Skelton has a 15:25 career TD-to-INT ratio. Still only 25, Skelton will get another chance because he has a big arm. He'd make sense as a competitor for Tyrod Taylor in Baltimore, behind Joe Flacco.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 06:16:00 PM

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, "early indications" are that John Skelton will be released once the Cardinals acquire Carson Palmer.

The Cardinals are going to have five QBs once they bring Palmer aboard, which even in the offseason doesn't make sense. Skelton fell out of favor with Ken Whisenhunt down the stretch last season, and posted a pitiful 55.4 QB rating over 201 passes. Skelton's lone calling card is his strong arm, so it would be a poor sign for his future if he's cut loose by Bruce Arians, who loves big-armed QBs.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Cardinals declared QB John Skelton, S Rashad Johnson, OG Senio Kelemete, OG Mike Gibson, TE Kory Sperry, WR Early Doucet, and DE Ronald Talley inactive for Week 16 against the Bears.

Ryan Lindley gets another start at quarterback. The Cardinals' top three receivers with Doucet out will be Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and Andre Roberts.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 02:58:00 PM

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