The Colts have suffered several injuries on the interior of their offensive line this summer, so they decided to bolster their group of players at those positions by bringing back a former member of the team.
Indianapolis announced that they have claimed center/guard A.Q. Shipley off of waivers from the Ravens. Shipley was traded to Baltimore in May, 2013 but lost his spot on the Baltimore roster as they made their way to 53 players this weekend.
Shipley, who signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent, made nine starts for the Ravens last season, one at center and eight at guard, and was in the starting lineup for the Colts five times during his rookie season in 2012. He’ll give them an option in the event Khaled Holmes doesn’t recover in time to start the season or if rookie guard Jack Mewhort doesn’t prove up to an immediate job with the first team.
The Colts waived center Thomas Austin to make room for Shipley on the roster.