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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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8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Alonzo Harris
7Joique Bell
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27DaVaris Daniels
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
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2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Devon Wylie
19Jimmie Hunt
20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
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2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
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2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
4Will Beatty
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Bryan Witzmann
8Mitchell Van Dyk
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2Antoine Everett
3Ben Heenan
4Sean Hickey
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
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5Ben Clarke
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3Todd Herremans
4Michael Liedtke
5Paul Fanaika
6Michael Huey
7Patrick Omameh
8Leon Brown
9Ronald Patrick
10Adam Replogle
11Jake Bernstein
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3Brett Boyko
4Lamar Holmes
5Kelvin Palmer
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2Brandon Bogotay
3Kyle Brindza
4Brad Craddock
5Carey Spear
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7Jaden Oberkrom
8Mike Meyer
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