Brodie Croyle? Why Cards added him

Injuries to John Skelton and Max Hall would have significantly affected the Arizona Cardinals last season.

Not so much this week.

With Kevin Kolb entrenched as the starter and Richard Bartel having taken firm grasp of the No. 3 job, the Cardinals aren't panicking while Skelton and Hall recover from injuries this week.

The team has added Brodie Croyle, who ran a similar offense under former Cardinals assistant Todd Haley in Kansas City, as insurance heading into the third week of preseason. Skelton has an ankle injury. Hall's left shoulder is hurt. It's unclear whether they'll be available against San Diego on Saturday.

The third preseason game is generally when teams play their starters longest. That could leave less time for backups to play anyway this week. Bartel has fared well enough to overtake Hall for the third job. The Cardinals probably wouldn't mind seeing more of him anyway.

Croyle, 28, started 10 games over five seasons with Kansas City. He has eight touchdown passes with nine interceptions for his career.