Ex-NFL QB Skelton signs with Alouettes

Feb 6, 2015 - 10:40 PM Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Onetime Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback John Skelton has signed a two-year contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday.

Skelton started 17 contests for the Cardinals from 2010-12, though he hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game over the past two seasons. The 26-year-old spent the entire 2014 campaign out of football.

A fifth-round choice of Arizona in the 2010 NFL Draft, Skelton threw for 3,707 yards with 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions over 20 career games with the Cardinals. His best season came in 2011, when the Fordham product made seven starts and amassed 1,913 passing yards and 11 touchdowns.

Skelton will compete with returning starter Jonathan Crompton and Jerrod Johnson for the No. 1 quarterback job in Montreal.

To make room for Skelton on the roster, the Alouettes released quarterback Alex Brink.

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