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Cardinals sign Phil Dawson, re-sign A.Q. Shipley

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The Cardinals brought back their starting center on Thursday and struck a deal with a veteran kicker.

A.Q. Shipley started every game in the middle of the offensive line for the Cardinals last season and he will return on a two-year deal.

“The closer we got to free agency, other teams were starting to show interest, and I was hoping to get this done,” Shipley said in a release from the team. “When they started putting something together, it was nice to know I was going to be staying here for another two.”

Shipley’s return puts four of last year’s starting linemen under contract for 2017. It looks like there won’t be the same continuity at kicker.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Cardinals signed former Browns and 49ers kicker Phil Dawson. The 18-year vet made 18-of-21 field goals and 33-of-34 extra points for the Niners last season and should take over for the non-tendered Chandler Catanzaro.

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3 Responses to “Cardinals sign Phil Dawson, re-sign A.Q. Shipley”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 9, 2017 6:44 PM

    Phil wanted a bridge contract so they limited the deal to 8 years.

  2. jakehoyt says: Mar 9, 2017 6:55 PM

    Dawson won’t be the best offensive weapon on his team like he was in San Francisco

  3. Moudabo says: Mar 9, 2017 8:40 PM

    Really glad A.Q. Shipley is having himself a good career.
    May not be blessed with the best of athleticism, but
    he makes it up with great effort.

    Get’em Q!

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