Arizona Cardinals’ center A.Q. Shipley was placed on season-ending injured reserve due to suffering a tor ACL that will cost him the 2018 season, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks officially announced on Monday.
Shipley, 32, has been with the Cardinals since 2015, starting every game for team during the past two seasons.
The loss of Shipley will for the Cardinals to turn to rookie interior lineman Mason Cole, along with roster hopefuls Evan Boehm and Josh Allen, as they gear up for the regular season.
Arizona may also scour the free agent market if none of the aforementioned players prove to be ready for a prime starting role.
Shipley, who inked a two-year, $3.5M deal last year, is scheduled to become a free agent in 2019.
Cardinals to Interview Ben McAdoo
The Arizona Cardinals have their head coach in Kliff Kingsbury, and now they are focusing on building his staff.
The Cardinals are interviewing former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph to become their defensive coordinator, and also have plans for their offensive staff as well.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, McAdoo could be considered for the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator position, but could also be brought in as a “senior position on the offensive staff”.
Either way, Arizona is building their team around Kingsbury.
Cardinals to Interview Vance Joseph
With Kliff Kingsbury officially at the helm of the Arizona Cardinals, the team is now looking to build his staff.
Joseph, who was fired by Denver at the end of the season, has been linked to the Cincinnati Bengals head coaching job.
Cardinals Hiring Kliff Kingsbury as Next Head Coach
The Arizona Cardinals are reeling in a hot collegiate coaching name as they are in the process of making former Texas Tech head coach and current USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury their next head coach, according to Fox Sports’ Pete Schrager.
Kingsbury recently took the job as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator, but a small buyout in his contract will allow him to jump ship, despite USC initially blocking him from interviews, according to The Athletic’s Jay Glazer.
The Cardinals fired Steve Wilks after one season, and had interviewed former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for their head coaching vacancy.
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