According to Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing veteran center A. Q. Shipley, pending a physical. Shipley, 34, has previously played for coach Bruce Arians with three other teams. Drafted in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he also played under Arians in Indianapolis in 2012. Most recently, Shipley started from 2015 to 2017 with the Arizona Cardinals. Shipley has experience in Arians’ offense and brings a much-needed veteran presence at the backup center position on the offensive line.
Former Cardinals’ center A.Q. Shipley is reuniting with his former Arizona HC Bruce Arians in Tampa, per source. The two sides have reached agreement, pending physical when protocol allows.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2020
The Buccaneers are also re-signing second-year wide receiver Spencer Schnell, according to Greg Auman. Schnell signed on as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and saw game action as a punt returner against the Houston Texans. If Schnell hopes to make the team, special teams would be his best option.
Bucs are bringing back receiver Spencer Schnell, who was with the team this offseason and played briefly last year. Helps with WR depth amid injuries and as an option on returns as well.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 24, 2020
The Buccaneers are inching closer and closer to their opening bout against the New Orleans Saints. These roster moves will be fun to watch unfold as the team gets to its 53-man roster.