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Lyle Sendlein | Center | #63

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 308
College: Texas
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AzCardinals.com expects the team to seek an "upgrade" on free agent C Lyle Sendlein.
Sendlein was one of the league's worst centers this season, getting blown off the ball in both the pass and run game. Two months shy of his 32nd birthday, Sendlein has been the Cardinals' center since 2008, but if he's back, it sounds like it will be as a reserve. Jan 28 - 5:53 PM

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Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein (shoulder) remains sidelined.

It's an ominous sign coming off the Cardinals' bye. The Cardinals have Ted Larsen and A.Q. Shipley in reserve.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 02:22:00 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein is undergoing an MRI on his shoulder.

Sendlein didn't miss a snap in Sunday's win over the Browns, suggesting he'll be ready to go following the Cardinals' Week 9 bye.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Lyle Sendlein has been named the Cardinals' starting center.

The Cardinals tried to move on from Sendlein after he had a woeful 2014, but re-signed him after A.Q. Shipley and Ted Larsen both bombed at the pivot. Now 31, Sendlein shouldn't have much job security.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Cardinals re-signed C Lyle Sendlein.

Sendlein, 31, has been Arizona's starting center for the last seven years. He fell off the cliff in 2014, grading out 40th among 41 qualified centers in PFF's grades. The Cards are desperate at center after A.Q. Shipley and Ted Larsen failed to lock down the job early in camp. For all the improvements Arizona has made on the O-Line, they remain dangerously shaky at the pivot position.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:58:00 PM

The Cardinals are bringing free agent C Lyle Sendlein in for a physical on Friday.

The plan is for the Cardinals to sign Sendlein as long as he checks all the boxes medically. The 31-year-old has been Arizona's starting center since 2008, but was released in March with the team wanting to go a different direction at the pivot spot. A.Q. Shipley and Ted Larsen have obviously disappointed at camp.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 10:57:00 AM

AzCardinals.com reports the "door remains open" for free agent C Lyle Sendlein to re-sign with the team.

The Cardinals' starting center since 2008, Sendlein was cut in a salary-cap move early last month. Now 31, Sendlein is also coming off a dreadful year, but he'll be welcomed back if he returns at the Cardinals' price. A.Q. Shipley and OG Ted Larsen will apparently battle for starting duties if Sendlein moves on.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Cardinals released C Lyle Sendlein.

After grading out 40th among 41 qualifying centers in Pro Football Focus' 2014 grades -- only St. Louis' Scott Wells was lower -- Sendlein was owed a $3 million base salary, all of which will now come off the Cardinals' books. The Cards may turn to A.Q. Shipley as a short-term solution to start at center.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein (calf) remains sidelined.

He's sitting out Saturday's preseason opener. Week to week, Sendlein is ultimately expected to be ready for Week 1.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein will be sidelined three weeks with a calf injury.

Ted Larsen will handle pivot duties while he's out. If Sendlein's injury lingers into the season, second-year LG Jonathan Cooper has experience at center. Paul Fanaika and Earl Watford could then man the guard spots. Sendlein is a strong run blocker and has started all 16 games in five of the past six seasons.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Cardinals placed C Lyle Sendlein on injured reserve with a torn MCL, ending his season.

The injury will require surgery. Sendlein is hardly a dominant center, but this is just another big loss to a terrible Cardinals offensive line that can't afford it. Signed to a new five-year, $16.25 million deal two offseasons ago, Sendlein had not missed a start since 2007, his rookie season.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 04:33:00 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with C Lyle Sendlein on a multi-year contract.

One less candidate for the Bears and 49ers. Undrafted out of Texas in 2007, Sendlein has emerged as an offensive leader and perhaps the only credible pass blocker on Arizona's offensive line. The 27-year-old has some work to do as a run blocker, but this was an important signing for Kevin Kolb.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 09:50:00 PM

Free agent Lyle Sendlein graded out as the third-best pass-blocking center in the NFL last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

He was the lone stalwart on one of the worst pass-blocking units in the league. The Cardinals realize Sendlein's value, naming him offensive captain along with Larry Fitzgerald last season. Arizona is believed to have a "good chance" of re-signing the four-year veteran.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 05:06:00 PM

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com believes that the team has a "good chance" to re-sign free agent C Lyle Sendlein.

Free agent guards Deuce Lutui and Alan Faneca are "much bigger unknowns," according to the team's website. Sendlein was tendered as a restricted free agent after four years of service. The ease with which the Cards are able to re-sign him will depend on whether there's a new CBA or the lockout is rescinded in court. A new CBA would likely make Sendlein unrestricted.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 05:10:00 PM

The Cardinals believe they have a good chance to re-sign impending free agent C Lyle Sendlein and RG Deuce Lutui.

Both players are likely to be unrestricted in free agency. They may have already been locked up if not for the 30 percent rule, however. The Cardinals are also trying to convince Alan Faneca to come back, with the idea of returning the entire offensive line. Unfortunately, it remains a subpar unit.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 09:25:00 PM