Shipley had been limited in Bengals training camp while he recovered from reconstructive knee surgery.
He was Cincinnati's starting slot receiver before he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sept. 18.
He wasn't cleared to practice fully until July 30. A third-round pick in 2010, he had one catch for 4 yards in the Bengals' two preseason games.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.