The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran QB Brodie Croyle and P Dave Zastudil. To make room on the current 90-man roster, the team waived-injured QB Max Hall (shoulder) and waived UDFA OT Jake Vermiglio. If Hall passes through waivers, he'll go to IR unless the team works out an injury settlement with him which allow him to come back at a future date this season.
Croyle (6-2, 206) played the last five seasons with Kansas City after originally entering with league with the Chiefs as a third-round selection (85th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.
Last season with Kansas City, Croyle played in two games with one start while serving as the backup quarterback in 13 contests. He played in a career high nine games with six starts in 2007 and threw for 1,227 yards and six touchdowns. For his career, Croyle has played in 18 games (10 starts) and completed 181 passes on 319 attempts for 1,669 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions.
With second-year QB John Skelton (ankle) also injured, the Cardinals felt the need to add Croyle. Journeyman QB Richard Bartel will back up starting QB Kevin Kolb for the time being.
Zastudil (6-3, 220) is a 10-year NFL veteran who was with the Cleveland Browns the past five seasons. He spent the 2010 season on injured reserve after injuring his knee last August. After originally entering the league with Baltimore as a fourth round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft out of Ohio University, Zastudil spent his first four years in the league with the Ravens before signing with the Browns as a free agent in 2006. For his NFL career, Zastudil has played in 113 games and punted 581 times for 24,825 yards (42.7 yard avg.) and had 179 punts land inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
P Ben Graham is the starter, so the move to sign Zastudil with two weeks left before the start of the regular season is a bit curious.