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Chiefs backup QB Tyler Bray suffers torn ACL in left knee

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) changes the play at the line in the third quarter during Thursday's preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 7, 2014 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) changes the play at the line in the third quarter during Thursday's preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 7, 2014 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs announced Tuesday that second-year quarterback Tyler Bray, who spent all of 2014 on injured reserve, has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

The Chiefs didn’t specify how Bray tore the ACL, but he is scheduled for surgery in the next few days. There is no timetable for his return.

Bray was not allowed to practice with the team all season after he went on injured reserve because of a knee injury on the day of the final roster cuts last September.

Bray, a 6-foot-6, 215-pounder from Tennessee, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He was inactive for all but one game during his rookie season.

The Chiefs recently signed former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, so they’ll go into the off-season with at least four quarterbacks: Alex Smith, who is recovering from a lacerated spleen; Chase Daniel; Aaron Murray, who was a fifth-round draft pick in 2014; and Pryor.

“It happened postseason,” said Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, who declined to discuss when and how the injury occurred. “It was not a team activity, it was on his own time.”

Dorsey said he was not sure if Bray will be out for the entire season. But he said recently-signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor has upside.

“Here’s a guy who fits the dimensions, physically, that we’re looking for,” Dorsey said. “Had a great arm, had a great workout. He’s young enough (to improve). And we’ve got pretty good teachers in the building, especially at that position, so why not take a shot there and see what can transpire.

“He’s surely willing to do it. He had a chance to meet with the coordinator and quarterback coach, and he’ll be a great fit for that room.”

In addition to Pryor, the club announced the signings of 18 other players to reserve/futures contracts, including several who finished the season on the club’s practice squad.

Among them were wide receiver Armon Binns, offensive tackle Curtis Feigt, offensive guard Ricky Henry, tight end Adam Schiltz, wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive lineman Jerrel Worthy.

Terez A. Paylor contributed to this report

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