Arizona Cardinals from A to Z: Jaxon Shipley
By Scott Allen
Player profile of WR Jaxon Shipley as Arizona Cardinals prepare to wind down preseason
As we have reached the end of Arizona Cardinals training camp and just two games of the preseason remaining, we continue our annual look at the roster player by player. I look at what they’ve done, where they are now and how I project each player’s status at the end of camp.
We go from A to Z and continue with WR Jaxon Shipley. Shipley is an undrafted rookie from the University of Texas.
2014 season: With the Longhorns, Shipley played in 12 games last season, starting 11 of them. He had 59 catches and that gave him 218 for his four-year career at Texas, third most in school history. He was second on the team in all-purpose yards since he is also a good special teams guy.
2015 season: Those special teams are probably Shipley’s only saving grace right now. The Cardinals are trying to nail down guys who could make the team particularly because of their play on special teams. I’m still not sure he makes it onto the final 53-man roster though. He would be a seventh receiver. A lot could depend on Michael Floyd’s status as well.
He’s played well in the two preseason games so far and has been impressive on special teams in practice. At the very least he could be a great option for the practice squad. If not here, he could find a home with another team short on receivers and special team guys.