Originally written on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 11/17/14

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 3: Quarterback Tyler Palko #3 of the Arizona Cardinals points down field as he looks for a receiver during the NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cardinals 19-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Steelers will face off against a familiar face when they come back from the bye week.  Former Steelers, Pitt and West Allegheny Quarterback Tyler Palko will make his second career start versus his hometown team when the Chiefs take on the Steelers.  He will make his first career start this week versus the New England Patriots.

Palko is getting the start because Chiefs Quarterback Matt Cassel is out indefinitely with a broken hand.  It is his throwing hand which means he will take even longer to get him ready to play.  Cassel may be lost for the season.  This is now Palko’s team for the time being.

The Steelers should know everything there is to know about Palko.  He played at Pitt for 4 years in the same facility.  He spent time with the team in 2009 after some injuries to other quarterbacks on the Steelers roster.  He also grew up in the Pittsburgh area.  Any info the Steelers need I am sure they can get.

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