Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Brodie Croyle is making progress from the separated shoulder he suffered Sunday at New England. The Kansas City Star reported he doesn't have a sling on his arm. He may miss just two more games.
The Chiefs were initially worried Croyle could miss two to four weeks. Now, perhaps he will be ready for the Chiefs' fourth contest, a home game against Denver on Sept. 28.
While Damon Huard will start this week, it appears Tyler Thigpen will also play some while Croyle sits. Thigpen was the No. 2 quarterback throughout the preseason. However, at New England, coach Herman Edwards listed Huard as the backup and Thigpen as the emergency quarterback.
The team signed Ingle Martin from Tennessee's practice this week and he will be the No. 3 quarterback behind Huard and Thigpen while Croyle heals.
It appears Edwards will take the opportunity to see if Thigpen can handle playing in a regular-season game. After Oakland, Kansas City plays at Atlanta. It will be interesting to see how Thigpen handles the opportunity.