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Tomlin: Big Ben, Polamalu Expected To Play Against Chiefs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming a bye week and will travel to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs.

Pittsburgh is tied with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North Division with a 7-3 record. However, Baltimore holds the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.

Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced that he had suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand during the team’s 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Roethlisberger said he is planning to play and head coach mike Tomlin confirmed that he will during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.

On Monday, Roethlisberger practiced in a limited role. He did take snaps out of the “pistol” formation, which is a shorter version of the shotgun to try and protect his hand.

According to Tomlin, he will play and most likely won’t be included on the injury report.

Troy Polamalu suffered a rib injury against the Bengals as well. He was a limited participant in practice last week, but Tomlin fully expects him to play this weekend.

LaMarr Woodley’s status is up in the air however. His status will be determind by how he progresses in practice this week.

Kansa City officially put starting quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve Monday after he sustained a hand injury.

On Monday night, Tyler Palko from West Allegheny and the University of Pittsburgh made his first NFL start against the New England Patriots.

Palko completed 25 of his 38 passes for 236 yards, but threw three interceptions in the game. New England won the game 34-3.

Palko is expected to start against the Steelers Sunday night as well.

Filed under: Football, Sports, Steelers, Syndicated Sports Tagged: Ben Roethlisberger, Kansas City Chiefs, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu

Chiefs QB Palko Looks Forward To NFL Start

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Former Pitt Quarterback and Kansas City Chiefs backup Tyler Palko will get his first start in the NFL this week after starter Matt Cassell went down with an injury. He joined Bob Pompeani Saturday on 93-7 The Fan to talk about it.

Palko has worked hard throughout his career and now he finally gets his chance. This is not an easy start for him as it will be this Monday night against the New England Patriots. He then moves on to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next week in Kansas City.

But Palko is excited for the challenge and looks forward to playing against some really good teams and defenses.

The former Panthers QB is surrounded by western Pennsylvania receivers in Kansas City (Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston), and he enjoys the local connection and hopes to be able to get the ball to them as much as possible.

For the entire interview, click below:

Filed under: Football, Heard on The Fan, Sports, Steelers Tagged: Bob Pompeani, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, NFL, Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Quarterback, Tyler Palko

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