The Baltimore Ravens acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, as they seek to fill the void left by veteran Matt Birk's retirement.
The Colts received a conditional 2014 draft pick for the former Penn State All-American. The deal is pending a physical.
At 6-foot-1 and 309-pounds, Shipley is entering his second NFL season after appearing in 14 games with the Colts last season, with five starts. The Colts have Samson Satele in their starting lineup and drafted Khaled Holmes in the fourth round of last month's draft, allowing them to move Shipley, who was originally taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
In Baltimore, the Ravens said through its Twitter feed that Shipley will compete with 2012 fourth-round pick Gino Gradkowski and Ryan Jensen for the starting job.