Croyle gets the call

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

As expected, it’s Brodie Croyle behind center for Kansas City at Baltimore.

The former starter is playing because his replacement, Matt Cassel, is out with a knee injury.

Croyle was chosen over Tyler Thigpen. Croyle fits the system of new coach Todd Haley better than Thigpen, who is more of a freelancer. Croyle’s biggest challenge will be staying healthy, especially because Kansas City’s offensive line has been weak.

Croyle was hurt twice last season and finished the year on injured reserve.