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Lyle Sendlein | Center | #63

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 308
College: Texas
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Free agent C Lyle Sendlein said he has no plans to retire.
This comes only a few hours after coach Bruce Arians said he expected Sendlein to hang it up. The Cardinals were considering moving Jonathan Cooper to center, but that plan went out the window when he was shipped to New England in the Chandler Jones trade. A.Q. Shipley currently tops the depth chart at center. Mar 23 - 7:26 PM

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Coach Bruce Arians said he expects free agent C Lyle Sendlein to retire.

The Cardinals tried to move on from 32-year-old Sendlein last offseason, but ended up bringing him back after the in-house options proved not up for the task. Sendlein returned as the starter and ended up being the weak link up front. The Cardinals again have A.Q. Shipley penciled in at center.
Mar 23 - 1:07 PM

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

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

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4Bryan Bennett
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8Seth Lobato
9Christian Ponder
10Bryn Renner
11Ryan Williams
12Tim Tebow
13Brad Sorensen
14McLeod Bethel-Thompson
15Matt Blanchard
16Pat Devlin
17R.J. Archer
18Garrett Gilbert
19Cody Fajardo
20Shane Carden
21Griffin Neal
22Josh Woodrum
23Jerry Lovelocke
24Chase Rettig
25Chandler Harnish
26Dalyn Williams
27Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4LaMichael James
5Alonzo Harris
6Joique Bell
7Antone Smith
8Anthony Dixon
9Josh Harris
10Ross Scheuerman
11Kenneth Harper
12Jawon Chisholm
13Jerome Smith
14Rajion Neal
15Michael Dyer
16Jeremy Stewart
17LaVance Taylor
18Lache Seastrunk
19Keshawn Hill
20Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Jorvorskie Lane
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Zach Boren
13Kiero Small
14J.C. Copeland
15John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Josh Morgan
5Jacoby Ford
6Tyler Davis
7Miles Austin
8Dwayne Bowe
9Preston Parker
10Kris Durham
11Damaris Johnson
12Robert Herron
13Solomon Patton
14Damian Williams
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Reggie Dunn
19Tevin Reese
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28David Porter
29L'Damian Washington
30Quenton Bundrage
31Josh Harper
32Marquez Clark
33Travis Labhart
34Donatella Luckett
35Lance Lewis
36Joseph Anderson
37Josh Stewart
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Austin Pettis
8Ryan Broyles
9Joe Morgan
10Jacoby Jones
11Emory Blake
12A.J. Jenkins
13Onterio McCalebb
14Mike Brown
15Tandon Doss
16Devante Davis
17Devon Wylie
18Phil Bates
19Milton Williams III
20Michael Preston
21Jimmie Hunt
22Marlon Brown
23Isiah Ferguson
24Jonathan Krause
25Ryan Lankford
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Marcus Harris
30Ryan Whalen
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Austin Willis
39Saalim Hakim
40Christion Jones
41Trindon Holliday
42Chris King
WR31Riley Cooper
2Andre Johnson
3Marques Colston
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Matt Spaeth
5Kyle Miller
6Beau Gardner
7Mickey Shuler
8Chase Ford
9Richard Gordon
10Nick Kasa
11Chase Dixon
12D.J. Williams
13Mike McFarland
14Rob Blanchflower
15Jacob Maxwell
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Jake Murphy
24Jay Rome
25Ryan Taylor
26Brett Brackett
27Michael Egnew
28Adrien Robinson
29Dan Light
30Jack Tabb
31Jordan Thompson
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2Eugene Monroe
3Pierce Burton
4John Fullington
5Will Beatty
6Micah Hatchie
7Jason Fox
8Keith Lumpkin
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2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Sean Hickey
6Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
7Tanner Hawkinson
8Darren Keyton
9Cory Tucker
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2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
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5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
7James Stone
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2Todd Herremans
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4Paul Fanaika
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6Adam Replogle
7Ronald Patrick
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3Kelvin Palmer
4Lamar Holmes
5Zeth Ramsay
6Patrick Miller
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3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Corey Acosta
10Mike Meyer
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