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A.Q. Shipley | Center

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 307
College: Penn State
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A.Q. Shipley will start at center in Week 3 against the Jaguars.
Shipley has graded out as a top-ten center by Pro Football Focus through two games. He'll remain the starter even with Khaled Holmes (probable, ankle) healthy enough to return. Sep 20 - 5:19 PM
Source: colts.com

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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells expects A.Q. Shipley to start at center Week 1.

Shipley was claimed off waivers just six days ago, but has some familiarity with the Colts' system after spending 2012 in Indianapolis. No. 1 center Khaled Holmes (ankle) is expected to be inactive Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 6 - 12:38 PM

A.Q. Shipley took all of the Colts' first-team reps at center during Monday's practice.

Shipley was claimed off waivers on Sunday, but is at least somewhat familiar with the team after spending 2012 in Indy. No. 1 center Khaled Holmes is still battling a high-ankle sprain. He's not expected to play Week 1. The Colts have been hit hard by injuries up front. Their Week 1 line projects as LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Jack Mewhort, C Shipley, RG Hugh Thornton, RT Gosder Cherilus.
Sep 2 - 11:06 AM

Colts claimed G/C A.Q. Shipley off waivers from the Ravens.

It's notable because the Colts traded Shipley to Baltimore in May 2013. Shipley started nine games for the Ravens last season, and five for the Colts in 2012. He's an insurance policy on C Khaled Holmes (high-ankle sprain).
Aug 31 - 1:41 PM

Ravens released or waived C/G A.Q. Shipley, OG Ryan Jensen, RB Fitz Toussaint, DL A.J. Pataiali'i, TE Phillip Supernaw, CB Tramain Jacobs and QB Keith Wenning.

Shipley made nine starts, one at center and eight at left guard, last season. He was competing for a backup job. Jensen was given a shot to play right tackle in the spring, but it didn't pan out. Wenning is a practice squad candidate.
Aug 30 - 8:56 AM

A.Q. Shipley will start at center in the Ravens' second preseason game.

Shipley is locked in a tight duel with Gino Gradkowski, who started the first exhibition game. Gradkowski is listed as the starter. "The problem is they're both playing real well right now," run-game coordinator Juan Castillo said. The Ravens are going to be fine at center despite losing Matt Birk to retirement.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Ravens acquired C A.Q. Shipley from the Colts in exchange for a 2014 conditional draft pick.

After Matt Birk retired, the Ravens were left with 2012 fourth-rounder Gino Gradkowski as their starting center. Shipley, who graded out positively on 476 snaps in front of Andrew Luck last year, will at least bring strong competition. It's another cost-effective, low-risk move for dominant Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome.
Thu, May 9, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Colts promoted C A.Q. Shipley from the practice squad.

DE Mario Addison was waived in a corresponding roster move. Shipley appeared in one game earlier this season. His promotion isn't a good sign for C Samson Satele's (knee) status.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Colts signed C A.Q. Shipley to a reserve/future contract.

The Steelers' seventh-round pick in 2009, Shipley has yet to appear in an NFL game. He was in the Eagles' organization from 2010-2011, while new GM Ryan Grigson was a Philly scout. Shipley may be only a camp body for the Colts.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 06:24:00 PM

Eagles waived C A.Q. Shipley.

Shipley had plenty of chances to assert himself while Jamaal Jackson (knee) rehabbed, but never impressed. The Penn State product has extremely short arms, and his fate was sealed when the Birds traded for Reggie Wells.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 03:03:00 PM

Eagles signed C A.Q. Shipley to a reserve/future contract.

Shipley, an alligator-armed 2009 seventh-round pick from Penn State, spent the regular season on Pittsburgh's practice squad. With starter Jamaal Jackson nursing a torn ACL, Shipley should get plenty of reps during OTAs.
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 04:14:00 PM

Steelers waived rookies C A.Q. Shipley and DE Sonny Harris.

Shipley, knocked for his T-Rex arms in the draft, failed to impress during training camp even with starter Justin Hartwig banged up. Both rookies will likely wind up on the practice squad after clearing waivers.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 04:40:00 PM

Steelers signed seventh-round C A.Q. Shipley to a three-year contract.

The deal includes a $42,000 signing bonus. Shipley, the 2008 Dave Rimington Trophy winner out of Penn State, slid in the draft due to concerns about his short arms. Despite the low draft position, he has the mean streak and drive to emerge as a starter in the future.
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 01:57:00 PM

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