Skelton was cut loose before Arizona completed a trade for Carson Palmer but the deal was close enough that they weren’t losing anything by releasing him.
The Bengals recently added Josh Johnson as their backup quarterback to Andy Dalton, but it’s not surprising to see them target some additional depth. The problem is that it’s hard to say if they’re getting much with Skelton.
Urban adds that this is a good indication that a trade for Carson Palmer will be completed at some point in the near future.
Restricted free agent Brian Hoyer signed his tender on Monday, which means Arizona can now begin fielding offers for him.
- La Canfora adds that the Browns could have interest in Hoyer.
- Ian Rapoport mentions that Hoyer has been on the trading block for weeks.
- Rapoport mentions that the Steelers were “very interested” in Hoyer before they signed QB Bruce Gradkowski.
Hoyer received a second-round tender from the Cardinals worth $2.023 million for the upcoming season, so it makes sense that they would now consider all available options with Palmer and Drew Stanton likely competing for the starting job.