The Bengals today acquired El Pasoan John Skelton, quarterback, on waivers from Arizona and re-signed LB Vincent Rey, whom the club had tendered as an exclusive-rights player on March 7.
Skelton (6-6, 244; Fordham) is a fourth-year NFL player in 2013. He was a fifth-round Arizona draft pick in 2010 and played 20 games with 17 starts over three seasons with the Cardinals, including seven games with six starts last season. Over his first two seasons, he posted a 5-0 record as a starter in home games.
Skelton’s career passing totals are 320-for-602 (53.2 percent) for 3707 yards with 15 TDs and 25 INTs.
“We’re glad to add John to cultivate a competitive situation behind ,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “He’s a young player (age 25), but he has had valuable experience starting and leading a team in the NFL.”
Rey (6-2, 250; Duke) is a third-year NFL player in ’13. He increased his role on defense for the Bengals last season, logging 18 tackles with a sack, and he ranked third on the team in special teams tackles (12). He first saw action for the Bengals in 2010, as a college free agent signee, and he has played in every Cincinnati game the last two seasons, including two postseason appearances.
Source: Cincinnati Bengals