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Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 9, 2013 – 9:59 am

The Indianapolis Colts today traded center A.Q. Shipley to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.


Shipley joined the Colts in January of 2012 and appeared in 14 games (five starts) last season. He started his first career game against Green Bay in Week 5 and added his second start of the year at Jacksonville in Week 10. Shipley concluded the regular season having started the final three games at center en route to the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff appearance.

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  1. By Curtis Key on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    This is not a bad choice for the Colts. With Shipley and Luck only playing a year together gives them both a chance to adapt to someone else quickly. Unlike Saturday going to Green Bay and losing the love of the game immediately. If the Colts can get a run blocking center, that would be awesome.

  2. By Diogo Sales on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Baaaad move.. Why not trade Satele who was outplayed by Shipley and is much more expensive?!?!

  3. By justin on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    not a bad move: the’ve done worse……

  4. By Dennis on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    I liked the guy. We do have a few centers from draft and free agency. Better a draft pick for him than have to cut him. Probably did him a favor since Ravens needed him. Maybe he’ll end up starting and we’ll get a high pick.

  5. By ColumbusBC on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Why not trade Satele? They wouldn’t take him. Colts apparently like their draft choice Holmes. Shipley was OK but stockpiling draft picks isn’t all bad.

  6. By qjrees01 on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    Wow this trade comes as a mild surprise,I liked him much better than Satele, only means the colts thinks Khaled Holmes is a starter, I hope this trade comes back as at least a 4th round draft choice then I will be happy about it.

  7. By stinky on May 9, 2013 | Reply

    I really thought he might steal the job from Satele. This trade caught me off guard.

  8. By rocky on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    I think we haven’t seen Sampsons best football yet he has been fighting threw nagging injuries last few seasons but I did think ships played very solid

  9. By Eddie C on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t get it? Samson under performed last year an has a long history of being hurt an Shipley started to play well if not better than Samson… either way he was a solid back up and the only other true center on our team besides cleary an udfa from Boston college… castonzos old roomie

  10. By Eddie C on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    Totally agree and even if shipley didn’t start he’d atleast be a solid back up to step in when. Sampson eventually gets hurt… guarantee shipley has a.long solid career starting in Bmore

  11. By Lemen14 on May 10, 2013 | Reply

    A few thoughts:

    1. For those who wanted Satale traded…not going to happen. His contract makes him untradeable. Its one thing to take on an unproven center at league minimum. Its another to take on a guy who has been inconsistent at $1.5M a year (or whatever Satale is making). Wasn’t going to happen.

    2. I can’t imagine that the Ravens would agree to the conditional pick being above a 5th rounder…if even that. My guess is 6 or 7 depending on playing time. Shipley was decent in limited playing time last year. Not going to get a high pick for him.

    3. I was caught a bit off guard with this too, but it makes sense. Get something for him. Acquire an additional pick next year.

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