November 8, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) calls a play as center A.Q. Shipley (62) gets ready to hike the ball during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A.Q. Shipley Back In Indy

A.Q. Shipley is headed back to Indianapolis.

Just a day after being waived by the Baltimore Ravens, the center was claimed by the Colts off of waivers.

Shipley played backup center for the team in 2012 and answered the call when needed in five starts. Shipley started eight games at guard and another at center for the Ravens last season.

He comes back to a Colts team in desperate need at the interior of the line. He can come in immediately and start if Khaled Holmes’ recovery takes a setback. Shipley also has plenty of experience at left guard and can provide quality depth if Jack Mewhort doesn’t play well in his first few games.

In order to make room for Shipley, center Thomas Austin was waived.

It’s certainly a welcome expansion to a Colts’ interior line that looked decimated to this point in time. He’s definitely not an impact guard that can make an immediate impact for the team, but gives Indianapolis a bit more stability than they’ve had since the loss of Donald Thomas. Having some insurance behind a raw and ailing Mewhort is certainly a great addition to this Colts team.

Welcome back to Indy, A.Q. Shipley

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