OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Indianapolis Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick.
The trade, announced Thursday by the Ravens, will be finalized after Shipley passes a physical.
Shipley played in 14 games last season with the Colts, getting five starts. He played a key role on an offensive line that was often decimated by injuries. He participated on special teams for Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game in Baltimore last season.
But Shipley became expendable after the Colts selected Khaled Holmes, a center and guard from Southern California in the fourth round of last month’s draft — part of Indy’s revamped offense line that has added four new players through free agency and the draft.
The 6-foot-1, 309-pound Shipley was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Steelers’ practice squad in 2009 and on Philadelphia’s practice squad in 2010 before signing with Indianapolis in 2012.
He played in college at Penn State.
Gerald Sensabaugh decides to retire with Cowboys
IRVING, Texas — Gerald Sensabaugh is retiring with the Dallas Cowboys after spending the last half of an eight-year career with them.
The safety signed a one-day contract with the Cowboys on Thursday. He was released for salary cap reasons in March.
The 29-year-old Sensabaugh started 84 of 112 games for Jacksonville and Dallas. He had 14 interceptions and 469 tackles.
Sensabaugh was a fifth-round pick by the Jaguars in 2005 out of North Carolina. His best season came with the Cowboys in 2010, when he had career highs of five interceptions and 10 pass breakups. He also had the only two sacks of his career that year.
He appeared in three playoff games — one with Jacksonville as a rookie in 2005 and two with Dallas in 2009.
Vikings shore up agreement to play at TCF Stadium
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have wrapped up an agreement with the University of Minnesota to play their home games at TCF Bank Stadium while the new Vikings stadium is being built. And it’s going to cost them.
The Vikings will pay the university $250,000 for every game and up to an additional $50,000 in concession and advertising revenue. That could add up to as much as $3 million per season. The university will also keep all parking revenue.
The contract allows for just one night game during the week per season, which will take place late in the year when school is not in session. The Vikings will also pay to add seating and heat the field.
The university’s board of regents is expected to approve the contract on Friday.
Bears agree to 4-year deal with LB Bostic
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with second-round draft pick Jon Bostic.
A linebacker at Florida, Bostic started every game his final two years in the middle for the Gators and figures to compete with veteran free agent acquisition D.J. Williams for Brian Urlacher’s old job.
Bostic made eight sacks, 19 1/2 tackles for loss and five interceptions in his four-year Florida career.
He ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine and bench-pressed 225 pounds 22 times.
The team announced the move on Twitter on Thursday. The Bears’ only unsigned pick is first-rounder Kyle Long, an offensive lineman from Oregon and the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long.
Eagles sign five draft picks as rookie camp nears
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed five draft picks on the eve of their rookie camp.
Tight end Zach Ertz (2nd), safety Earl Wolff (5th), defensive end Joe Kruger (7th), cornerback Jordan Poyer (7th) and defensive end David King (7th) each agreed to deals on Thursday.
Tackle Lane Johnson (1st), defensive tackle Bennie Logan (3rd) and quarterback Matt Barkley (4th) remain unsigned.
The Eagles will start a three-day rookie camp on Friday under new coach Chip Kelly.
Walter Payton’s mother dies after long illness
JACKSON, Miss. — Alyne S. Payton, the mother of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, has died in Jackson, Miss. She was 87.
Family members say she died in the hospital Monday after a long illness.
Officials with Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home say services are scheduled for Friday at Black’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial will be Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery in Columbia.
Alyne Payton’s husband Edward died of an aneurysm in 1978.
Walter Payton, who played college football for Jackson State and starred with the Chicago Bears, died of liver disease in 1999.
Alyne Payton was a former member of the board for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Survivors include a son, Eddie, also a football standout at Jackson State; and a daughter, Pam.
Judge dismisses charge against Rolando McClain
DECATUR, Ala. — A city judge has dismissed a charge accusing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain of lying to police about his identity.
The charge stemmed from McClain writing profanity on a ticket for a window-tint violation on April 21 instead of signing his name.
Circuit Clerk Jessica Hayes said Thursday municipal Judge Billy Cook Jr. dismissed the charge at the prosecution’s request. She says McClain pleaded guilty to the window tint violation and paid a $182 fine.
The former Butkus Award winner at Alabama still has other cases pending in his hometown.
McClain is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court June 20 on reckless driving and no proof of insurance citations from May 2011.
He also has a July 9 municipal court date on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.