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John Skelton benched in second quarter vs. Falcons

John Skelton’s 2012-2013 season took yet another turn Sunday.

Midway through the second quarter of Arizona’s game against the Falcons, the former fifth-round pick out of Fordham was replaced in favor of rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley.

Despite three first quarter interceptions by the Cardinals defense, Skelton began the game just 2-for-7 for six yards.

Skelton began the season as the team’s starter before suffering a right ankle injury in the team’s 20-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. After Kevin Kolb sustained a rib injury in the fourth quarter of Arizona’s Week 6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Skelton once again took over the starting duties.

In his last three starts, Skelton is 0-3.

Lindley, who was selected in the sixth round by the Cardinals in last April’s draft, came into Sunday’s game with no career pass attempts.


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