A.Q. Shipley Signs 1-Year Contract with Cardinals After Tearing ACL

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 24, 2018

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: A.Q. Shipley #53 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before the start of NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 25, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley received a new contract from the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. 

The Cardinals announced Shipley signed a one-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2019 season. 

Shipley's deal comes after he tore his ACL during an Aug. 4 practice that will keep him out for the 2018 campaign. 

Shipley tweeted about his contract extension and expressed gratitude toward the Cardinals organization for their commitment to him:

Originally a seventh-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009, Shipley was on their practice squad for a season. He spent two years with the Philadelphia Eagles on their practice squad before making it into real games in 2012 with the Indianapolis Colts. 

After joining the Cardinals in 2015, Shipley has become an integral part of the offensive line. The 32-year-old center started all 32 games over the past two seasons. 

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