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Lyle Sendlein | Center

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 308
College: Texas
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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. Aug 7 - 2:43 PM

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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.
Jul 29 - 2:34 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

Cardinals re-signed restricted free agent C Lyle Sendlein to a one-year, $1.684 million contract.

The former undrafted free agent from Texas hasn't missed a start over the last two seasons. Sendlein, 26, is a candidate for an extension this summer.
Mon, Mar 29, 2010 03:13:00 PM

The Cardinals have extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent C Lyle Sendlein.

A technically sound overachiever, Sendlein has held onto Arizona's starting center job for the last two years after going undrafted out of Texas in 2007.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 05:49:00 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery and is participating in training camp.

Sendlein played through a torn labrum and shoulder muscle for the majority of last season, and didn't miss a start. He won't face competition in camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Aug 2, 2009 07:43:00 PM

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein revealed that he underwent shoulder surgery "several months ago."

In addition to a torn labrum, Sendlein also tore his supraspinatus muscle off the bone in the fourth game of the season. Sendlein obviously has a good excuse for his weak run-blocking last season, and he impressed the team with his toughness. The center insists that he's stronger now than he was before the surgery.
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 09:18:00 AM

The Cardinals extended tenders to exclusive rights free agent C Lyle Sendlein, FB Tim Castille, LB Pago Togafau, and OT Elliot Vallejo.

Vallejo and Togafau are both projects. Sendlein will likely start for a second straight season and be a great bargain. He'll cost less than $400,000.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 05:00:00 PM

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