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John Skelton

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6' 6"
250 lbs
Mar 17, 1988
Birth Place:
El Paso,
5 years
Rtg Com Yds TD Int
2013 Regular Season
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Tennessee Titans

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Skelton to a one-year contract, giving them a strong-armed third-stringer under center.

Skelton signed a day after the reigning NFC champions waived rookie B.J. Daniels, who still could be an option to join the practice squad if he clears waivers. The 25-year-old Skelton, hoping to catch on with a team for good in his fourth NFL season, completed 320 of 602 passes for 3,707 yards and 15 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Cardinals from 2010-12.

The Bengals waived John Skelton as they got down to the 53-man roster limit on Saturday.

The Bengals have picked Josh Johnson as their backup quarterback.

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.

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.

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