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Report: John Skelton to work out for Packers

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The Packers, who were down to one healthy quarterback on Sunday vs. Philadelphia, will work out veteran passer John Skelton, Lauren Magiera of WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin reported on Monday.

Skelton, 25, was most recently with the 49ers, who waived him on Oct. 9 after a week’s stint in San Francisco. Skelton also spent about five months with the Bengals before being let go after the 2013 preseason.

Scott Tolzien, who played the bulk of the Packers’ 27-13 loss to the Eagles, will start next week’s game at the Giants. However, it’s unclear who will back him up. Seneca Wallace, who started Sunday’s game, suffered a groin injury in the first quarter, and his status for next week is uncertain.

Skelton started 17 regular-season games with the Cardinals from 2009 through 2011. For his career, he’s completed 320-of-602 passes for 3,707 yards with 15 TDs and 25 interceptions.

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  1. mp4philly says: Nov 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    Vince Young must be a real ass behind the scenes.

  2. kd75 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:36 PM

    While Tebow’s phone doesn’t ring…

  3. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    Sounds like their best option so far.

  4. conormacleod says: Nov 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    Wow. It’s absolutely amazing how far of a drop their QB situation has become.

  5. farvite says: Nov 11, 2013 5:39 PM

    Brett.Lorenzo.Favre

  6. august589 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    I’m failing to understand why the Packers don’t reach out to Matt Flynn.

  7. justintuckrule says: Nov 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Sometimes it amazes me how these G.M.’s stay employed.

    Why wouldn’t GB check out David Carr??? Whatever 49th option they sign to backup Tolzien isn’t gonna make a difference. Soooooooo….why not sign the one who at least has intimate knowledge of your opponent??

    You’re welcome Thompson.

  8. vegasgreek says: Nov 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    Skelton has a big arm . he can throw the bomb . worth keeping on the developmental squad and learning in McCarthy’s QB camps.

  9. twonis says: Nov 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    So are they going to make calls to Joe Montana and Steve Young eventually? Little bit of a 49ers trend going…

    And, side note to all of the “look how far they’ve fallen” geniuses out there: Yes. It’s a shambles without Aaron Rodgers. And the Saints would be crap without Drew Brees, and the Broncos without Manning, etc. etc. etc. Saying that a team hits a major skid after losing a top-tier QB doesn’t make you a brilliant analyst. Why don’t you go outside and start proclaiming that the sky is blue? SMH.

  10. gbrim says: Nov 11, 2013 5:51 PM

    Skelton has accuracy problems, but he also spent his whole career in AZ behind the worst O-Line in the league, by far. There are worse choices (maybe Seneca Wallace??).

  11. zwiz69 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:56 PM

    The Packers need to be careful. If they find someone that plays well, Rodgers will get his feelings hurt and call his mom. Crazy how Favre can play though injuries, but Rodgers has to sit out for small injuries! Favre was 10 times the tough quarterback Rodgers will ever be.

  12. purpleguy says: Nov 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    So Flynn’s arm injury is that bad huh?

  13. virger says: Nov 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    This is what you get for not taking the backup QB position seriously for two years.

    - diehard GB fan

  14. padraighansen says: Nov 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    @august

    GB worked out Flynn today. No news of a contract yet.

  15. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 6:04 PM

    DESPERATE

  16. jaygarey77 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:08 PM

    Matt Flynn has arm issues and young is to dumb to learn the playbook that’s why

  17. contra74 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:09 PM

    Don’t worry. I’ve been assured that the previous championships from last century will be on the field this week to help the packers get a win. Wait…what…. Those championships don’t amount to squat today!? Oh man, the packers are screwed!

  18. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    The whole NFL is laughing at what a joke that is the Packers Franchise

    Lemme show you how it sounds:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  19. cmarsh164 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    not sure how zwiz69 can say a broken collar bone is a small injury, he’d be in a wheel chair I’m sure, but Skelton stinks, forget him. Why not matt Flynn??

  20. vegasgreek says: Nov 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    Rodgers went to Cal Berkely. that’s like an Ivy league school . Favre is not as cerebral as Rodgers and Rodgers is the closest QB in the NFL to Joe Montana. different types of QB’s and personalities.

  21. contra74 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:19 PM

    LOL – remember when “In Ted We Trust” and “Next Man Up” were used with pride? What happened to that?

  22. trollsetter says: Nov 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    Come on guys, they’re only one player away from being ready to claim their 14th championship. Sheesh.

  23. konmtu says: Nov 11, 2013 6:22 PM

    @zwiz69 A broken collarbone is not a small injury. It’s not like he’s out with a hangnail injury. And, yesterday was only the second start missed by Rodgers since he became the starter.

  24. billbrasky72 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:29 PM

    Skelton’s gonna swoop in, take the starting job, and not look back. Rodgers will be traded in the off season for a bag of Funyuns.

  25. kremis says: Nov 11, 2013 6:32 PM

    Maybe they should ask the cardinals how Skelton worked out behind a terrible offensive line

  26. gtodriver says: Nov 11, 2013 6:33 PM

    vegasgreek says:

    Skelton has a big arm . he can throw the bomb . worth keeping on the developmental squad and learning in McCarthy’s QB camps.
    ___________________

    Are you serious?

    Besides Rodgers – name me one QB that has been in McCarthy’s QB development squad in Green Bay that is even on an NFL roster today – besides Tolzien?

    The Packers have a horrible track record with all the other QB’s that have been on the Packers during the MM & TT era.

    Names like Brian Brohm, Ingle Martin, Graham Harrell, BJ Coleman, Craig Nall and Matt Flynn are what you have to choose from…

  27. Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 11, 2013 6:39 PM

    justintuckrule says:Nov 11, 2013 5:43 PM

    Sometimes it amazes me how these G.M.’s stay employed.

    Why wouldn’t GB check out David Carr??? Whatever 49th option they sign to backup Tolzien isn’t gonna make a difference. Soooooooo….why not sign the one who at least has intimate knowledge of your opponent??

    You’re welcome Thompson.
    _______

    Because David Carr is still employed by the Giants? Maybe being an NFL GM is harder than you thought.

  28. gtodriver says: Nov 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    vegasgreek says:

    Rodgers went to Cal Berkely. that’s like an Ivy league school .
    ______________

    When did they move California up to the NE corner of the United States?

    The Ivy League consist of the following schools:

    Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

  29. birdmantd says: Nov 11, 2013 6:44 PM

    For those asking why don’t the Packers sign such and such guy, let’s be honest. The crop of FA QBs isn’t anything to write home about. You can prefer one guy over another but end of day if a guy had a ton to offer he’d already have a job by now.

  30. ickky says: Nov 11, 2013 6:45 PM

    NEXT MAN UP
    ROFL!!!!!

  31. glennsyank13 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    Next man up!

    At least Rodgers has a ring to hold onto. Adrian has wasted his whole career. He missed out on his only chance when Brett threw the game away. Wait, why should they want Favre back again?

  32. 28for20 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    The silence from the Packer fans is Deafening! And quite enjoyable!

  33. browns627 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    all these QBs going down is proof the league will not be expanding anytime soon.

  34. mase7286 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:05 PM

    Ted Thompson the Genius:

    David Carr is not a Giant. Lost his spot in the preseason to Curtis Painter. Know the facts before you start trashing people.

  35. purpwalk says: Nov 11, 2013 7:14 PM

    try red skelton, too. won’t matter, phackers are on the decline

  36. thepvyharvin says: Nov 11, 2013 7:17 PM

    I’m betting a 100 bucks there is an old drunk on a WI bar stool that may just get a start for the Pack at QB …any takers??

  37. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:20 PM

    Working out for the Packers is a tremendous honor, and one that I expect John Skelton will appreciate. Good luck!

  38. stellarperformance says: Nov 11, 2013 7:28 PM

    Tolzien is the answer. Stay Calm and Carry On.

  39. vikescry1 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:28 PM

    contra74 says:
    Nov 11, 2013 6:19 PM
    LOL – remember when “In Ted We Trust” and “Next Man Up” were used with pride? What happened to that?

    —————————————————————————————————————————————————— pretty hard to ( next man up after your starting qb) then again if your a viking fan a practice squad qb would be an upgrade right? btw contra what happened to the vikings winning the superbowl this year? you were one of the people posting it on this site after the draft and the signing of greg jennings what happened?

  40. simzap says: Nov 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    Vince Young isn’t an accurate passer, more like Tebow, but a very good and big athlete. MM would have to change his offense to use him and he wont do that. But I haven’t heard anything about him being a bad guy. I will say that Don Shula got into the playoffs with Tom Matte who was a running back and Tebow got the Broncos there so it can be done.

  41. gtodriver says: Nov 11, 2013 7:42 PM

    I have to correct my earlier posts. Matt Flynn is now on an NFL roster. That would be the Packers…

    Is this team 3 or 4 this season?

  42. Ferdinand says: Nov 11, 2013 7:46 PM

    Hey, it could be worse. They could be talking to Kevin Kolb.

  43. truths4all says: Nov 11, 2013 7:54 PM

    While Skelton was with the Bengals, he had the best stats in the preseason games over Dalton and Johnson, even while he was learning to play a West Coast offense for the first time. Gruden cut Skelton because he was still learning the WCO, he wanted Johnson around to play the wildcat, and because Johnson has been a pet project of his since Johnson was drafted by Tampa Bay.

    Away for the horrible Cards offensive line, Skelton looked real good behind the Bengals second team offensive line.

    Still haven’t heard the truth of the 49er signing fiasco where they waived Skelton (in order to sign newly cut BJ Daniels) after signing him one week earlier with Harbaugh gushing over Skelton’s experience and potential.

  44. crappygovernment says: Nov 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    The plague on NFL Qbs will continue until Tebow is back in the league!

  45. beerbratscheese says: Nov 11, 2013 8:04 PM

    thepvyharvin says: Nov 11, 2013 7:17 PM

    I’m betting a 100 bucks there is an old drunk on a WI bar stool that may just get a start for the Pack at QB …any takers??
    ——————————————–

    At least the Packers are playing musical QBs due to injury. The Vikings are doing it because theirs all suck. You guys will be bottom feeders for the foreseeable future.

  46. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:31 PM

    I’m amazed they aren’t calling in Young. Not so amazed they aren’t calling Tebow, but they should think about it. He’s a crummy QB, but he wins games.

  47. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:36 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Nov 11, 2013 7:17 PM
    I’m betting a 100 bucks there is an old drunk on a WI bar stool that may just get a start for the Pack at QB …any takers??

    *******************************************

    Jerome Simpson can play QB?

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