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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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November 27, 2020 10:40 PM
Buccaneers' A.Q. Shipley: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (neck) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Shipley is facing a career-threatening injury. Coach Bruce Arians acknowledged as much and mentioned in his comments to the media that Shipley would transition to become a coach on his staff. Shipley has yet to formally retire, though it sounds as if his days on the field are over.

November 26, 2020 12:16 PM
Buccaneers' A.Q. Shipley: Injury could be career-ending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley's neck injury may result in the end of his professional football career, Jenna Laine of reports.

The Penn State product was recently inserted into the starting lineup in place of Ryan Jensen, who slid over to left guard. Shipley was forced out of Monday's loss to the Rams late in the fourth quarter with what was initially believed to be a stinger, but it turns out the issue may be much more serious. "A.Q. Shipley appears to have had a career-ending injury," coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. "And I feel bad because I love A.Q. He's one of my favorite players of all time and was playing good for us. But I think it was a previous injury that might have just got aggravated in his neck." Tampa Bay may need to find a way to again reshuffle its offensive line until Ali Marpet (concussion) is able to return, but the most pressing concern is clearly for Shipley's long-term well-being.

August 25, 2020 10:00 PM
Buccaneers' A.Q. Shipley: Reaches deal in Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Shipley played for head coach Bruce Arians in Arizona, and now he's poised to be Ryan Jensen's backup center in 2020.

December 8, 2019 03:20 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Shakes off illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (illness) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley is expected to start at center in this contest.

August 31, 2019 07:28 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Wins starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that Shipley will be the team's starting center, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

Shipley was able to beat out Mason Cole for the job, as Kingsbury prefers Cole as a depth lineman rather than a starter. Shipley, a Penn State product, regains his role, as he's started all 16 games at center for the team the past two seasons.

May 30, 2019 03:28 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (ACL) participated in team and individual drills at OTAs on Wednesday, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

This is huge news for a player that missed all of last season with a torn ACL. The 32-year-old Shipley should be in the mix for a starting role if he incurs no setbacks before the regular season arrives.

August 26, 2018 01:57 AM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Signs contract extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (ACL) signed a one-year contract extension Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Shipley landed on IR earlier this offseason after suffering a season-ending ACL tear, so a one-year extension is a positive sign of Arizona's confidence in his recovery. The 32-year-old is now locked up through the 2019 season, and is all but guaranteed a role in the team's O-line next year if he can get healthy.

August 7, 2018 03:36 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals moved Shipley (ACL) to injured reserve Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Saturday's practice session, so it was only a matter of time before the shift to injured reserve was made official. Mason Cole has been named the team's new starting center in his absence.

August 6, 2018 03:44 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Suffers torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Saturday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley, a 32-year-old who struggled in the starting role last season, will head to IR shortly and stands to become a free agent next spring. Shipley's unfortunate injury paves the way for 2018 third-rounder Mason Cole to slide into the starting lineup. Evan Boehm and Daniel Munyer are expected to serve as backups to Cole.

August 4, 2018 07:44 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Carted off practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley was carted off the field during Saturday's practice after suffering an apparent left leg injury, Craig Grialou of reports.

Shipley was unable to travel from the field to the locker room under his own power, which isn't a promising sign as details surrounding his status await. Mason Cole filled in at center during Shipley's absence.

November 19, 2017 11:52 AM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Active for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley was a limited participant in this week's practices, but he'll slot back into his starting center position Sunday.

November 17, 2017 11:40 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans with a shoulder injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Shipley was limited in practice this week after playing all 80 offensive snaps in a Week 10 Thursday loss to the Seahawks. Evan Boehm would be the likely starter at center if Shipley can't play Sunday.

August 15, 2017 12:32 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley (shoulder) started in Saturday's preseason opener against the Raiders.

Shipley underwent surgery to repair a muscle issue in his shoulder during the offseason. It was unclear how along in his recovery he was, but his participation during Saturday's exhibition contest -- in which he logged 15 snaps -- indicates he is on track for a healthy start to the season.

June 1, 2017 06:36 PM
Cardinals' A.Q. Shipley: Underwent shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shipley underwent surgery to repair a muscle issue in his shoulder in May and is expected back by the start of camp, Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports.

Shipley is expected to start at center and shouldn't be hindered by his shoulder surgery when training camp begins. In the meantime, Tony Bergstrom will get reps as the starting center.

June 1, 2015 03:39 PM
Cardinals sign center A.Q. Shipley
by Jason Butt |

The Cardinals announced that they've signed center A.Q. Shipley to a two-year contract on Wednesday. 

Shipley started five of the 15 games he appeared in for the Colts in 2014, the only season he was with the team. Prior to joining Indianapolis, Shipley spent the 2013 season with the Ravens and started nine games at guard. Shipley also had a previous stint with the Colts in 2012. 

June 1, 2015 03:40 PM
Cory Redding, A.Q. Shipley to visit Cardinals
by Larry Hartstein |

Defensive end Cory Redding and center A.Q. Shipley will visit the Cardinals for a possible reunion with coach Bruce Arians, reports Both were with the Colts when Arians served as interim coach in 2012.

Redding, 34, played every game for the Colts last season, recording 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Shipley, 28, started four games for Indy last year before ending up as the third-string center.

June 1, 2015 04:30 PM
Colts expected to part ways with center A.Q. Shipley
by Larry Hartstein |

Colts center A.Q. Shipley is headed for unrestricted free agency, and the team is expected to let him go, reports 

"Shipley went from starting in Week 1 to losing his starting job, to being inactive, to being the third-string center," the report said. "All without any explanation from coach Chuck Pagano or anybody in the front office."

Shipley, 28, has played in 45 career games, starting 19.

June 1, 2015 04:46 PM
Colts list seven players probable for Denver game
by Igor Mello |

The Colts enter Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Broncos relatively healthy, with all seven players on its final injury report deemed probable. Those included inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (abdomen), Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), inside linebacker Andrew Jackson (hamstring), inside linebacker Henoc Muamba (back), center A.Q. Shipley (knee), cornerback Greg Toler (knee) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (knee).

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Colts announce playoff inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts declared center A.Q. Shipley (ankle), guard Hugh Thornton (shoulder), cornerbacks Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price, defensive lineman Zach Kerr, offensive lineman Xavier Nixon and linebacker Henoc Muamba inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals.

Shipley had been listed as doubtful, while Thornton had previously been ruled out.

June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
Colts unveil final injury report for playoff game vs. Bengals
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Colts listed the following players as probable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals: Dwayne Allen (knee), Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), Joe Reitz (ankle), Erik Walden (knee), Reggie Wayne (groin) and Bjoern Werner (shoulder).

Running back Trent Richardson (illness) is the only play listed as questionable. While A.Q. Shipley (ankle) is listed as doubtful and Hugh Thornton (shoulder) has been ruled out.

The Colts are 3 1/2-point favorites.


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