The Colts announced Thursday they have traded center A.Q. Shipley to the Ravens for a 2014 conditional draft pick, allowing Baltimore to add depth to a position that will miss the retired Matt Birk next season.
Meanwhile, Shipley, who started five games in Indianapolis last season, will battle with Gino Gradkowski -- a 2012 fourth-round pick – and Ryan Jensen for the right to replace Birk as the Ravens' starting center.
So, how did Shipley react to the news?
Just wanted to say thank you to all the people in the colts organization who gave me an opportunity last year to show what i can do! It was— AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) May 9, 2013
An amazing year and i cant say enough about them and all the awesome fans in this beautiful city of indianapolis! I look forward to going— AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) May 9, 2013