49ers officially sign QB John Skelton

Oct 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM--




The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have officially signed former Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton to a one-year deal.

Skelton will join Colt McCoy as one of Colin Kaepernick's backups. Yesterday, the team released quarterback B.J. Daniels.

Skelton was drafted out of Fordham by the Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He spend 2010 through 2012 with the Cardinals and then spent the 2013 training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was released prior to the start of the regular season. He has completed 320 of 602 passes for 3,707 yards, 15 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a QB rating of 63.0 during his NFL career.

On December 11, 2011, Skelton entered for injured starter Kevin Kolb in the first quarter of a game against the 49ers and threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns. The Cardinals won that game 21-19.

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