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  Chiefs | Two ERFAs do not receive tender offers    Tue Mar 13, 06:59 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs decided against tendering offer to exclusive rights free-agent QB Tyler Palko and SS Reshard Langford, making them unrestricted free agents.

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  Chiefs | Week week Inactives    Sun Jan 1, 03:11 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Brandon Bair, OT David Mims, TE Jake O'Connell, WR Jerheme Urban, DL Jerrell Powe, SS Jon McGraw, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week week.

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  Chiefs | Week 16 Inactives    Sat Dec 24, 12:05 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Brandon Bair, OT David Mims, TE Jake O'Connell, WR Jerheme Urban, DL Jerrell Powe, SS Jon McGraw, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week 16.

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  Chiefs | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 18, 11:50 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Brandon Bair, OT David Mims, TE Jake O'Connell, WR Jerheme Urban, DL Jerrell Powe, SS Jon McGraw, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Kyle Orton gets the start at QB and Tyler Palko moves down to the third QB spot. Orton's presence should help Dwayne Bowe.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko benched    Wed Dec 14, 01:12 PM

Kansas City Chiefs interim head coach Romeo Crennel has decided not to start QB Tyler Palko in Week 15.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko throws for 195 yards    Sun Dec 11, 06:41 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko went 16-for-32 for 195 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 14 against the New York Jets.

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  Chiefs | HC likes progress of Tyler Palko    Fri Dec 9, 10:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he likes the progress QB Tyler Palko has made as a quarterback. He is expected to start in Week 14 against the New York Jets, as QB Kyle Orton (finger) is listed as doubtful. 'It's tough to play quarterback in this league,' Haley said. 'It's tough when your first couple games are what his have been, his first three, really. What he's done is he's gotten better every game and he was playing quarterback when we won a big game and made a couple big plays for us within that game.'

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko has decent outing    Sun Dec 4, 05:37 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko went 17-for-30 for 157 yards and one touchdown in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Palko was actually pulled for Kyle Orton, but Orton promptly suffered a finger injury on his first play and Palko came back in and managed the win. He has no fantasy value.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko remains starting QB    Wed Nov 30, 11:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Wednesday, Nov. 30, that QB Tyler Palko remains the team's starting quarterback. "Tyler's the starter. We're getting (QB Kyle Orton) ready to play," Haley said. "(Orton) might have to play."

Footballguys view: We'll see Orton before the end of the game, but it might not look any different than when Palko is in.

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  Chiefs | Kyle Orton will get chance to be starter     Tue Nov 29, 09:09 AM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said Monday, Nov. 28, that QB Tyler Palko remains the starting quarterback, but he acknowledged that QB Kyle Orton will be given every opportunity to win the job before Week 13. 'Tyler's the starter,' Haley said, 'but as we do every week and with every position, if we feel Kyle or Ricky (Stanzi) gives us a chance to win, we'll make that determination.'

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. Palko has looked terrible, and it's the reason why the Chiefs picked up Orton off of waivers when the Broncos cut him. We think he'll be the starter in a week or two.

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  Chiefs | Kyle Orton first-team snaps at practice    Mon Nov 28, 03:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said QB Kyle Orton could receive snaps with the first-team offense at practice this week to get more familiar with his teammates but QB Tyler Palko is still the starting quarterback at this time.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. It won't be long before Kyle Orton is named the Chiefs starting QB. Palko may have one more week under center but if he struggles Orton could take over and not look back.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko remains starting QB     Mon Nov 28, 08:10 AM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said following Week 12 that QB Tyler Palko remains the team's starting quarterback for now. 'Tyler is the starter,' Haley said. 'If we feel there is somebody that gives us a better chance to win, he'll play. That's the guideline we generally follow.'

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko struggles again in Week 12    Sun Nov 27, 11:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko completed 18 of 28 passes for 167 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Palko also lost a fumble. It is likely Palko started his last game with the team adding QB Kyle Orton, but nothing has been made official just yet.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko starter for now     Fri Nov 25, 09:49 AM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is not yet ready to commit to QB Kyle Orton for the team's Week 13 game. QB Tyler Palko will start in Week 12, and he could remain the starter based on his performance. 'It will depend on Tyler,' Haley said. 'He's worked hard. He understands the offense. There's a lot to be encouraged about. I'm excited to see the progression here Sunday night ... (Orton is) a smart guy. I was very clear to him about where he was coming and what he was coming into. Tyler is the starter, but the guy that gives us the best chance to win will always play at any position. Tyler understands that, and every other position understands that.'

Footballguys view: It's good for Haley to support Palko, but we fully expect to see Orton vs. his old Bears team in week 13.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko to start Week 12    Thu Nov 24, 04:54 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko will start at quarterback in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Palko is the starting quarterback for now, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Kyle Orton as the starter in a couple of weeks.

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  Chiefs | Kyle Orton could start in Week 13    Thu Nov 24, 09:00 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Kyle Orton will likely serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Week 12 behind QB Tyler Palko but then be in line to start the following week.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs are probably better off sparing Orton the punishment of facing the Steelers this week anyway.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko expected to start in Week 12    Wed Nov 23, 08:52 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko is still expected to make his second straight start in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite the waiver claim of QB Kyle Orton Wednesday, Nov. 23. 'He didn't tell me either way,' Palko said. 'He just said we're going full speed ahead for Pittsburgh. I was in the huddle today calling plays and we have a really good plan. I'm fired up about it.'

Footballguys view: We all saw what a QB with very limited knowledge of the offense looks like when Carson Palmer was pushed onto the field in week 7. The Chiefs won't make the same mistake as they were the opponent in that game, although we could see Orton if Palko struggles as badly as Kyle Boller did before Palmer got that call in that game.

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  Chiefs | Todd Haley happy with Tyler Palko's play     Tue Nov 22, 08:23 AM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley was impressed with QB Tyler Palko, who finished 25 of 38 for 236 yards but three interceptions in Week 11. 'Overall, I thought Tyler did a terrific job of handling the offense, the tempo, we were changing the tempo and trying to create some energy for our side,' Haley said. 'Interceptions are things that can't happen and sacks at inopportune times can't happen, but it's something to build on. He'll get better.'

Footballguys view: Palko looked bad, there's just no way around it. Reporters around the Chiefs feel there's no way we'll see rookie QB Ricky Stanzi, but if Palko keeps playing poorly that may change.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko struggles in first NFL start    Mon Nov 21, 11:25 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko completed 25 of 38 passes for 236 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 11 against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 21. He also ran once for minus-6 yards.

Footballguys view: One of Palko's interceptions clearly wasn't his fault, and another was tipped. He played under control and found open receivers for the most part. Palko even kept the Chiefs competitive for a quarter and a half or so, although he didn't seem capable of throwing more than 15 yards downfield with accuracy. In short, he looked like a backup QB. We could see Ricky Stanzi if Palko's play goes downhill against Pittsburgh next week.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko to start Week 11    Mon Nov 14, 03:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko will start in Week 11 in place of injured QB Matt Cassel (hand). Palko is expected to be the starter as long as Cassel is out of the lineup.

Footballguys view: Palko is a southpaw with scrambling ability. He played for the Pitt Panthers in college and was the reason Joe Flacco transferred to Delaware. We're not expecting much from him fantasy wise, and this move should downgrade the entire Chiefs passing game.

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  Chiefs | Matt Cassel again says he'll be ready    Thu Sep 8, 01:06 AM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (rib) said again Wednesday, Sept. 7, that he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. 'No doubt in my mind,' Cassel said. 'I feel good. I feel like I'm ready to go.' He was injured in the preseason finale last week, and he indicated that he might not be at full strength Sunday. If he cannot play, QB Tyler Palko would get the starting nod.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko told to be ready for Week 1     Mon Sep 5, 09:11 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko was told by head coach Todd Haley that he'd better be ready to play Week 1 versus the Buffalo Bills, according to a source. QB Matt Cassel (rib) could miss the game with a rib injury.

Footballguys view: The entire Chiefs offense will suffer if Palko is in the lineup. They face the Bills in week one, which is an easier matchup. However, the Bills will do everything in their power to stop the run and force Palko to take to the air.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko emerging as top backup    Sun Aug 21, 06:02 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko is emerging as the top backup quarterback during the preseason. Through two preseason games, Palko has been the team's most productive quarterback.

Footballguys view: Palko has to be considered the primary backup behind Matt Cassel at this point. Rookie Ricky Stanzi is a raw prospect with limited upside even if he does develop up to his full potential.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko still leading race for No. 2 QB job    Fri Aug 19, 04:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko still has the advantage over QB Ricky Stanzi for the No. 2 quarterback job even though he had a bad week of practice.

Footballguys view: If he wins, maybe Gerald McCoy will learn his name.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko makes bid for backup job    Sat Aug 13, 02:51 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Palko and rookie QB Ricky Stanzi each completed four of their eight passes for 34 yards in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 12, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Chiefs | Coach satisfied with backup QBs    Wed Aug 10, 05:45 PM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he has been happy with the development of QBs Tyler Palko and Ricky Stanzi during training camp but the team will continue to monitor the available quarterbacks in case they want to add one.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs have one of the worst backup QB situations in the league. Palko is an athletic southpaw who can make plays with his feet but struggles with accuracy. Stanzi is the strong armed rookie from Iowa. He reminds many in the scouting community of Seahawks QB Charlie Whitehurst because of his size, arm strength, and athletic ability. Like Whitehurst, Stanzi struggles with making quick decisions and has accuracy issues.

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  Chiefs | Battle at backup quarterback    Sun Jul 31, 04:03 AM

Kansas City Chiefs backup QBs Tyler Palko and Ricky Stanzi will battle during training camp to be the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Footballguys view: No team that intends on making the playoffs can be happy about having a rookie or a guy who has spent time in the UFL and CFL and already been on four rosters in four years as their backup QB.

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  Chiefs | Expect Jim Zorn to help QBs develop    Fri Jun 3, 04:12 PM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he expects quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn to help QB Matt Cassel and the other quarterbacks on the roster develop. Haley believes Zorn can really help QB Tyler Palko because both are left-handed.

Footballguys view: Zorn worked with Joe Flacco last year in Baltimore but it didn't help him make huge strides as a quarterback. The Chiefs have added more weapons to the passing game this offseason and are set to put more responsibility on the shoulders of Cassel this year. A tougher schedule could prove difficult for the team if they don't get better support from the passing offense.

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  Chiefs | Croyle unlikely to return    Tue May 24, 11:47 AM

Bob Gretz, reporting on his site bobgretz.com, believes the Chiefs are not interested in bringing back QB Brodie Croyle in free agency. The team likes Tyler Palko and selected Ricky Stanzi in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Once thought of as the QB of the future in Kansas City, Croyle's seen his career derailed by injuries and inconsistencies. There may be a team willing to bring him into camp, but only as a backup.

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  Chiefs | Haley likes backup QB Palko    Tue May 24, 11:46 AM

Bob Gretz, reporting on his website bobgretz.com, says Chiefs head coach Todd Haley likes the potential of backup QB Tyler Palko.

Footballguys view: Palko's a southpaw quarterback with moxie, toughness, and the ability to keep a play alive with his feet. Unfortunately he can't throw the football into the ocean when standing on the beach. Accuracy problems have plagued him his entire year, and we see him as only a third-stringer in KC. His best moment in football was beating out Joe Flacco for the starting job at Pitt.

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  Chiefs | Week 18 Inactives    Sun Jan 9, 11:53 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Anthony Toribio, LB Charlie Anderson, WR Chris Chambers, FB Mike Cox, WR Quinten Lawrence, SS Reshard Langford, C Rudy Niswanger, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week 18.

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  Chiefs | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 19, 12:21 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Anthony Toribio, LB Charlie Anderson, CB Michael Richardson, FB Mike Cox, SS Reshard Langford, SS Ricky Price, C Rudy Niswanger, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week 15.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Palko added to active roster    Wed Dec 8, 12:32 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have signed practice squad QB Tyler Palko to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Palko was once ahead of Joe Flacco on the depth chart in college at Pittsburgh. He's bounced around the league during his short NFL career, but the southpaw quarterback plays with a lot of heart and determination.

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  Chiefs | Announce practice squad    Sun Sep 5, 02:46 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have signed free-agent DT Garrett Brown, DL Dion Gales, OT Robert Greenwood, OG Darryl Harris, QB Tyler Palko, SS Ricky Price, WR Verran Tucker and LB Pierre Walters to their practice squad.

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  Chiefs | 13 released    Sat Sep 4, 09:40 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have released G Colin Brown, DT Garrett Brown, DL Dion Gales, T Robert Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, LB Dave Herron, DT Derek Lokey, S DaJuan Morgan, QB Tyler Palko, S Ricky Price, WR Verran Tucker, LB Pierre Walters and RB Javarris Williams.

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  Chiefs | Cassel uninspiring    Sat Aug 28, 02:40 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel was 14-for-23 for 85 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 27, reports The Associated Press. QB Tyler Palko finished the game 2-for-5 for 43 yards.

Footballguys view: Cassel seemed to have happy feet and continued to provide very little of a downfield passing threat for the Chiefs offense.

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  Chiefs | Two expected to fight for No. 3 quarterback job    Sat May 29, 04:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Gutierrez and QB Tyler Palko are expected to compete for the third quarterback spot on the roster during training camp, reports Josh Looney, of KCChiefs.com. The Chiefs could look to add another quarterback to take part in the competition.

Footballguys view: Matt Gutierrez started his college career at Michigan, but transferred to Idaho State. He's a big quarterback with a strong arm, who can see the field well because of his size. Tyler Palko was a star for the Pitt Panthers, and he's the reason Joe Flacco transferred to Delaware. He's a scrambling quarterback who likes to take too many chances with the football. One of these guys is likely to get cut, but could end up on the practice squad.

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  Chiefs | Palko signed     Wed Mar 3, 05:09 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have signed free-agent QB Tyler Palko (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Palko will forever be best known as the player who beat out Joe Flacco for the starting quarterback job at Pitt.

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  Steelers | Palko cut    Wed Dec 9, 01:54 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers released QB Tyler Palko Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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  Steelers | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 6, 12:07 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared QB Charlie Batch, CB Keenan Lewis, OG Kraig Urbik, DL Ra'shon Harris, OT Tony Hills, DL Travis Kirschke, SS Troy Polamalu, QB Tyler Palko inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Ben Roethlisberger returns to the lineup against a team that battered him in 2006.

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  Steelers | Palko signed to active roster    Sat Nov 28, 04:18 PM

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed practice squad QB Tyler Palko to their active roster, according to his agent. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: With Ben Roethlisberger declared out for the game against the Ravens on Sunday, the Steelers needed to add another quarterback to the roster. Dennis Dixon gets the first start of his young NFL career, and Tyler Palko will back him up.

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  Steelers | Palko signed    Wed Nov 25, 05:43 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed QB Tyler Palko to their practice squad Wednesday, Nov. 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Palko to join practice squad    Tue Nov 24, 02:25 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning on signing QB Tyler Palko to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Palko played his college ball for the Pitt Panthers, but has bounced around the NFL during his pro career. He is an athletic quarterback, that can keep a play alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. However, his arm isn't the greatest and his downfield accuracy suffers as a result. Palko may be best remembered as the QB who kept Joe Flacco on the bench during college (Flacco transferred to Delaware to get playing time).

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  Steelers | Will likely add Palko to practice squad    Tue Nov 24, 11:46 AM

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers will likely sign free-agent QB Tyler Palko (Saints) to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Palko played for the Pitt Panthers in college, and has flashed some ability when he's played in the preseason.

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  Cardinals | 21 released from team    Fri Sep 4, 05:31 PM

Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com, reports Arizona Cardinals QB Tyler Palko, WR Steve Sanders, WR Edward Gant, CB Wilrey Fontenot, RB Chris Vincent, CB Jameel Dowling, FB Reagan Mauia, FB Tim Castille, S Aaron Francisco, C Melvin Fowler, LB Victor Hobson, G Trevor Canfield, G Carlton Medder, DE Alex Field, DT Keilen Dykes, T Oliver Ross, TE Leonard Pope, WR Onrea Jones, DT Rodney Leisle, LB Chase Bullock and LB David Holloway have been released from the team.

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