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A.Q. Shipley Waived by Colts

September 10th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The guy can just not catch a break. 

Former Rimington Award winner (nation’s top center) A.Q. Shipley was placed on waivers by the Colts earlier today. The move comes just one day Shipley made the active roster on game day for the first time in his three-year career. The Colts signed former Steeler Trai Essex in lieu of waiving him.

It finally appeared as if he had caught on with a team when he signed with the Colts back in January. He played well enough in the preseason to earn himself the backup center gig in Indy, which seemed promising considering the youngin’ they have quarterbacking there now. Apparently, the excitement was shortlived and Shipley will have to find a new home in the NFL.

The 26-year-old’s NFL career has been rather disappointing. He has been on 3 teams during his tenure in the league, but has never made it past the practice squad before this year. He was drafted in the 7th round back in 2009 to the Steelers, where he spent 1 season before being cut. From there, he headed across PA and joined the Eagles and their practice squad for the 2010 season and the 2011 preseson. He did not play in the league at all last year once the regular season started.

It’s hard to tell where his career will go from here. He could be picked up off of waivers since he still is only 26 and clearly has the potential, based off of his college career.

Regardless of what happens, I’ll keep you posted here.