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John Skelton | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Fordham
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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

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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

Coach Ken Whisenhunt is unsure who will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 15.

Posed that question by a reporter in Sunday's presser, Whiz responded "Do you play?" Both John Skelton and Ryan Lindley were the worst player on the field when they entered the game in Sunday's 58-0 demolition in Seattle. "Part of our struggles have been tied into the inconsistency at that position. You've got to have something there that can cover up some other areas, and we're not getting that." If the Cardinals decide to hit the open market for a temporary fill-in, free agent Vince Young has offered up his services via Twitter.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:05:00 PM

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QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Tim Tebow
5Josh Portis
6Caleb Hanie
7Curtis Painter
8John Skelton
9Mike Kafka
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Trent Edwards
16Pat White
17John Parker Wilson
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20Nate Enderle
21Nick Stephens
22Tyler Wilson
23Ryan Katz
24Colby Cameron
25Kyle Padron
26James Vandenberg
27Mike Hermann
28Nathan Stanley
29Dalton Williams
30Matt Brown
31Caleb TerBush
32Tim Jenkins
33Dayne Crist
34Tajh Boyd
35Brett Smith
36James Franklin
37Jordan Rodgers
38Brendon Kay
39Logan Kilgore
40Chase Rettig
41Tommy Rees
42Brock Jensen
43Kory Faulkner
44Alex Carder
45Keith Price
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
5Brandon Jackson
6D.J. Ware
7Jamie Harper
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Chris Rainey
11Terrance Ganaway
12Alvester Alexander
13D.J. Harper
14Jewel Hampton
15Zach Brown
16Lance Ball
17Isaac Redman
18Evan Royster
19Ray Rice
20Mikel Leshoure
21Michael Bush
22Tim Cornett
23Stephen Houston
24Brandon Saine
25Alex Green
26Armond Smith
27Derrick Strozier
28Demitrius Bronson
29David Fluellen
30Roy Finch
31Tim Flanders
32Jordan Lynch
33George Atkinson III
34Delone Carter
35Anthony Allen
36Damien Berry
37Richard Murphy
38William Powell
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Cierre Wood
43Stefphon Jefferson
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Jordan Roberts
49Orwin Smith
50Kapri Bibbs
51Tauren Poole
GLB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
3RB1D.J. Ware
2Beanie Wells
3Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12James Baker
13Harvey Unga
14Owen Marecic
15Shaun Chapas
16Dorson Boyce
17Eric Kettani
18Quinn Johnson
19Owen Schmitt
20Brian Leonard
21Evan Rodriguez
22Collin Mooney
23Braden Wilson
24Zach Boren
25Lonnie Pryor
26Ben Bartholomew
27Ina Liaina
28Stephen Campbell
29J.C. Copeland
30Chad Young
31Kadeem Jones
32Chad Abram
33Alex Debniak
34Ryan Roberson
35Jonathan Amosa
36Rupert Bryan
37Cameron White
38Devonte Campbell
39Michael Zordich
40Jourdan Brooks
41Nate Eachus
42Jon Hoese
43Ben Guidugli
44Eddie Williams
45Ryan D'Imperio
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Joe Morgan
7Darius Johnson
8Keenan Davis
9Taulib Ikharo
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12LaRon Byrd
13Lamont Bryant
14Justin Brown
15Greg Childs
16Ryan Whalen
17Jamar Newsome
18Terrence Toliver
19Richard Goodman
20Ben Obomanu
21Devery Henderson
22Erik Lora
23Jonathan Krause
24Matt Willis
25Lavelle Hawkins
26Brett Swain
27Chaz Schilens
28Brian Robiskie
29Tiquan Underwood
30Charly Martin
31Johnathan Haggerty
32Jordan White
33Chris Summers
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Emmanuel Arceneaux
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Marcus Jackson
39Derek Moye
40Kamar Jorden
41Nicholas Johnson
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Chad Bumphis
45Roy Roundtree
46Dan Buckner
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Erik Highsmith
50Chip Reeves
51Terrell Sinkfield
52Jheranie Boyd
53Eric Rogers
54Rashaad Carter
55Demetrius Fields
56Scott Pillar
57Bert Reed
58Brandon Carswell
59Joseph Anderson
60Mark Harrison
61Cole McKenzie
62Jamal Miles
63Rashad Evans
64T.J. Moe
65Jasper Collins
66LaQuan Williams
67Diondre Borel
68Jeremy Ebert
69Jon Baldwin
70Chastin West
71Julius Pruitt
72Mardy Gilyard
73Kevin Smith
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
77Mike Davis
78Cody Hoffman
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Jordan Shipley
11Micheal Spurlock
12Steve Breaston
13Donte' Stallworth
14Brandon Banks
15Kealoha Pilares
16Eric Page
17Chris Givens
18Darius Hanks
19Raymond Radway
20Aaron Mellette
21Robert Gill
22Isaiah Burse
23Greg Hardin
24Dominique Croom
25Eric Thomas
26Nick Williams
27Charles Hawkins
28Alex Gillett
29Lacoltan Bester
30Brandon Collins
31Tray Session
32Lanear Sampson
33Alec Lemon
34Lamaar Thomas
35Martel Moore
36Nicholas Edwards
37David Douglas
38Dale Moss
39Jeff Fuller
40Isaiah Williams
41Michael Jenkins
42David Ball
43Devin Aromashodu
44David Reed
45Jarett Dillard
46Dezmon Briscoe
47Tim Toone
48Duke Calhoun
49Roberto Wallace
50Bobby Sewall
51Terrence Austin
52Deon Butler
53Darius Reynaud
54Early Doucet
55Patrick Crayton
56Ronald Johnson
57Joe Adams
58Marvin McNutt
59Devin Goda
60Kevin Elliott
61Jared Green
62Mike Willie
63Michael Calvin
64Taveon Rogers
65Perez Ashford
66Rodrick Rumble
67Jerry Johnson
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Brandon Kaufman
71Tori Gurley
72Jordan Harris
73Weston Dressler
74Chris Boyd
75Omarius Hines
76Gerrard Sheppard
77Andy Cruse
78Anthony Amos
79R.J. Webb
80Andrew Helmick
81Jaz Reynolds
82Austin Franklin
83Alex Neutz
84Geraldo Boldewijn
85Kelsey Pope
86Anthony McClung
87Jason Thompson
88Micah Hatfield
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
TE1Leonard Pope
2Tony Scheffler
3David Thomas
4Kevin Boss
5Randy McMichael
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12Tommy Gallarda
13D.J. Williams
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Billy Bajema
17Evan Wilson
18Ben Hartsock
19Visanthe Shiancoe
20Tom Crabtree
21Brody Eldridge
22Nate Byham
23Dedrick Epps
24Zach Potter
25Colin Cloherty
26Jeron Mastrud
27Steve Maneri
28Dominique Curry
29Joel Dreessen
30Dan Gronkowski
31Martin Rucker
32Cameron Morrah
33Matt Furstenburg
34Ben Cotton
35David Rolf
36Emmanuel Ogbuehi
37Jacob Pedersen
38D.J. Tialavea
39Justin Jones
40Asa Watson
41Weslye Saunders
42Hayden Smith
43Nelson Rosario
44Jake Byrne
45Joe Sawyer
46Tim Biere
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Brian Wozniak
53David Wright
54Jason Schepler
55Chase Clement
56Adam Schiltz
57A.C. Leonard
58Joe Don Duncan
59Evan Landi
60Taylor Cook
61Colin Anderson
62Travis Tannahill
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Evan Moore
67Jamie McCoy
68Nathan Overbay
69Isaiah Stanback
70Morrell Presley
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Giorgio Tavecchio
8Danny Hrapmann
9Brandon Bogotay
10Havard Rugland
11Austin Signor
12Morgan Lineberry
13Quinn Sharp
14Brett Baer
15Sergio Castillo
16Mitch Ewald
17Kevin Goessling
18Brett Maher
19Jose Maltos
20Adam Yates
21Zach Ramirez