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John Skelton | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 250
College: Fordham
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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. Feb 6 - 2:49 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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PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Caleb Hanie
3David Carr
4Rex Grossman
5Vince Young
6Brady Quinn
7Kevin Kolb
8Curtis Painter
9John Skelton
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Brendon Kay
15Logan Kilgore
16Trent Edwards
17Pat White
18John Parker Wilson
19Nate Enderle
20Nick Stephens
21Tyler Wilson
22Ryan Katz
23Colby Cameron
24Kyle Padron
25James Vandenberg
26Mike Hermann
27Nathan Stanley
28Dalton Williams
29Matt Brown
30Caleb TerBush
31Tim Jenkins
32Dayne Crist
33Brett Smith
34James Franklin
35Tommy Rees
36Brock Jensen
37Brandon Bridge
38Anthony Boone
39Connor Halliday
40Cole Stoudt
41Keith Price
42Collin Klein
43Rusty Smith
44Pat Devlin
45Kory Faulkner
46Alex Carder
RB1Pierre Thomas
2Steven Jackson
3Michael Turner
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Ronnie Wingo
20Evan Royster
21Ray Rice
22Mikel Leshoure
23Lance Ball
24Shonn Greene
25Isaac Redman
26Michael Bush
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Brandon Saine
30Stephen Houston
31Demitrius Bronson
32Alex Green
33Malcolm Agnew
34Derrick Strozier
35Armond Smith
36David Fluellen
37Roy Finch
38Tim Flanders
39Jordan Lynch
40Jordan Roberts
41Orwin Smith
42Henry Josey
43Kapri Bibbs
44Javarris James
45Josh Vaughan
46Darren Evans
47Delone Carter
48Anthony Allen
49Damien Berry
50Richard Murphy
51William Powell
52Deonte Williams
53Bradley Randle
54Quentin Hines
55De'Leon Eskridge
56Cierre Wood
57Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Jed Collins
7Tony Fiammetta
8Frank Summers
9Chris Pressley
10Brit Miller
11Will Ta'ufo'ou
12Bradie Ewing
13Maurice Hagens
14Stephen Campbell
15Chad Young
16Kadeem Jones
17Harvey Unga
18Owen Marecic
19Shaun Chapas
20Dorson Boyce
21Eric Kettani
22Braden Wilson
23Zach Boren
24Lonnie Pryor
25Ben Bartholomew
26Ina Liaina
27Quinn Johnson
28Owen Schmitt
29Brian Leonard
30James Baker
31Eddie Williams
32Alex Debniak
33Ryan Roberson
34Jonathan Amosa
35Rupert Bryan
36Cameron White
37Devonte Campbell
38Michael Zordich
39Jon Hoese
40Ben Guidugli
41Ryan D'Imperio
42Chad Abram
43Karl Williams
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Titus Young
6Darius Johnson
7Chris Boyd
8Taulib Ikharo
9Keenan Davis
10Lamont Bryant
11Ryan Whalen
12Jamar Newsome
13Terrence Toliver
14Greg Childs
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Devery Henderson
18Richard Goodman
19Ben Obomanu
20Johnathan Haggerty
21Emmanuel Arceneaux
22Andy Tanner
23Matt Willis
24Lavelle Hawkins
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Kevin Ogletree
28Brian Robiskie
29Tiquan Underwood
30Charly Martin
31Marcus Jackson
32Derek Moye
33Kamar Jorden
34Nicholas Johnson
35Jordan White
36Chris Summers
37Da'Rick Rogers
38Sederrick Cunningham
39Zach Rogers
40Roy Roundtree
41Dan Buckner
42Will Murphy
43Chad Bumphis
44Robby Toma
45Carlin Isles
46Braylon Bell
47Naaman Roosevelt
48Darius Davis
49Mike Davis
50Cody Hoffman
51Kadron Boone
52Nathan Slaughter
53Quintin Payton
54Wilson Van Hooser
55C.J. Goodwin
56Terrell Sinkfield
57Jheranie Boyd
58Eric Rogers
59Rashaad Carter
60Demetrius Fields
61Scott Pillar
62Tyrone Goard
63Sam McGuffie
64Erik Highsmith
65Chip Reeves
66Mark Harrison
67Cole McKenzie
68Jamal Miles
69Rashad Evans
70T.J. Moe
71Jasper Collins
72Jeremy Ebert
73LaQuan Williams
74Diondre Borel
75Bert Reed
76Brandon Carswell
77Joseph Anderson
78Julius Pruitt
79Mardy Gilyard
80Jon Baldwin
81Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2James Jones
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kealoha Pilares
9Drew Davis
10Raymond Radway
11Brandon Banks
12Donald Jones
13Jordan Shipley
14Eric Page
15Chris Givens
16Darius Hanks
17Mohamed Massaquoi
18Earl Bennett
19Steve Breaston
20Josh Cribbs
21Micheal Spurlock
22Donte' Stallworth
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Lanear Sampson
26Alec Lemon
27Lamaar Thomas
28Duke Calhoun
29Kerry Taylor
30Martel Moore
31Dominique Croom
32Travis Harvey
33Charles Hawkins
34Alex Gillett
35Kain Colter
36Nicholas Edwards
37Greg Hardin
38Eric Ward
39Jerry Rice Jr.
40Eric Thomas
41L'Damian Washington
42Lacoltan Bester
43Michael Jenkins
44Devin Aromashodu
45David Ball
46David Douglas
47Dale Moss
48Brandon Collins
49Tray Session
50Jeff Fuller
51David Reed
52Jarett Dillard
53Dezmon Briscoe
54Tim Toone
55Isaiah Williams
56Roberto Wallace
57Bobby Sewall
58Tori Gurley
59Ronald Johnson
60Terrence Austin
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Phil Bates
64Kevin Elliott
65Jared Green
66Mike Willie
67Michael Calvin
68Taveon Rogers
69Andrew DePaola
70James Shaw
71Devin Goda
72Early Doucet
73Darius Reynaud
74Deon Butler
75Patrick Crayton
76Jordan Harris
77Anthony McClung
78Jaz Reynolds
79Tyrell Williams
80Austin Hill
81Paul Browning
82Austin Franklin
83Alex Neutz
84Geraldo Boldewijn
85Kelsey Pope
86Micah Hatfield
87Perez Ashford
88Weston Dressler
89Jeremy Gallon
90Andy Cruse
91Anthony Amos
92R.J. Webb
93Andrew Helmick
94Jason Thompson
95Omarius Hines
96Gerrard Sheppard
97Rodrick Rumble
98Jerry Johnson
99Kevin Dorsey
100Brandon Kaufman
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Steve Watson
11Taylor Thompson
12Andrew Szczerba
13Billy Bajema
14Kevin Brock
15D.J. Williams
16Tommy Gallarda
17Daniel Graham
18Joel Dreessen
19Dan Gronkowski
20Martin Rucker
21Cameron Morrah
22Ben Hartsock
23Visanthe Shiancoe
24Weslye Saunders
25Jeron Mastrud
26Dominique Curry
27Zach Potter
28Colin Cloherty
29Tom Crabtree
30Brody Eldridge
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Nelson Rosario
34Mason Brodine
35Mike McNeill
36Hayden Smith
37Joe Sawyer
38Matt Furstenburg
39Ben Cotton
40David Rolf
41Jake Byrne
42Evan Wilson
43Kevin Greene
44Emmanuel Ogbuehi
45Jacob Pedersen
46D.J. Tialavea
47Justin Jones
48Asa Watson
49Brian Wozniak
50David Wright
51Jason Schepler
52Chase Clement
53A.C. Leonard
54Morrell Presley
55Jean Sifrin
56Evan Landi
57Taylor Cook
58Colin Anderson
59Travis Tannahill
60Nick Kasa
61Andre Hardy
62Tim Biere
63Brandon Barden
64Jamie McCoy
65Nathan Overbay
66Martell Webb
67Cameron Graham
68Michael Higgins
69Alex Silvestro
70Travis Beckum
71Richard Quinn
72Jake O'Connell
73Evan Moore
74Fred Davis
75Isaiah Stanback
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Shayne Graham
4Billy Cundiff
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
7Alex Henery
8Matt Szymanski
9Derek Dimke
10Danny Hrapmann
11Havard Rugland
12Austin Signor
13Morgan Lineberry
14Quinn Sharp
15Brett Baer
16Sergio Castillo
17Mitch Ewald
18Kevin Goessling
19Brett Maher
20Jose Maltos
21Adam Yates
22Zach Ramirez