Hampered By Injury at Quarterback, Chiefs Add Bill Stull
The Chiefs made roster room for Stull by releasing defensive end Jeffrey Fitzgerald.
When and how Croyle's injury occurred and its exact nature have not been publicly discussed by the club. But he was seen at training camp practice with a protective sleeve on his arm.
Stull formerly played at the University of Pittsburgh. As a senior, he started 13 games for Pitt and completed 209 of 321 passes for 2,633 yards and 21 touchdowns.
He gained some familiarity with the Chiefs offense in the spring when he took part in the team's rookie minicamp.
With Croyle sitting out all or parts of practice for a second consecutive day, the Chiefs needed another quarterback to, at the very least, help them get through their training camp sessions without overtaxing starter Matt Cassell and another backup, Tyler Palko.
Depending on the severity of Croyle's injury and how Stull performs in practice or in upcoming exhibitions, the Chiefs could opt to keep him around for an extended period.
``The length of time is not a factor right now," coach Todd Haley said during a news conference, part of which was posted by the Kansas City Star on its website. "Because any practice we have that we just have two quarterbacks out there, obviously I feel that we'll have diminishing returns on the guys that are having to do that.
``And we would have had to severely adjust practice, so whether this is a month-long, one week, two days, one day, we had to get an arm in here. And part of that is finding somebody that knows how we do things and a little bit about the terminology. And [Stull] was a guy through that rookie camp that we were pretty encouraged about."