It was reported fairly late on Thursday, but the Arizona Cardinals are going to bring in a familiar face. Center Lyle Sendlein, released early in the offseason for salary cap reasons, according to Mike Jurecki, is reportedly coming in to take a physical and, if all goes as planned, will sign a contract with the team.
Sendlein was the starting center from 2008-2014, but was let go in the offseason. The team signed free agent A.Q. Shipley and he and Ted Larsen, the starting left guard in 2014, have been battling for the starting job.
It was hoped all along when the team released Sendlein he would return to compete. Apparently Arizona is not pleased with the performance of Shipley and Larsen.
One would presume he would be coming in to compete for a starting job, as Sendlein does not play other positions on the line. With his backup linemen, head coach Bruce Arians is very keen on position flexibility.
This could mean, unless their performance improves, either Larsen or Shipley could find themselves out of a job by the time the season rolls around.
This is something to watch over the next few days. If Sendein signs, does he step in with the first team? When will he begin practicing?
How will you feel if Sendlein ends up being the team's starting center again?