Broncos’ tackle faces big challenge agaisnt Steelers star |

Broncos’ tackle faces big challenge agaisnt Steelers star

Mike Klis
The Denver Post
Broncos # 76 Tyler Polumbus charges to take on the defense during the Broncos training camp at Dove Valley. Joe Amon / The Denver Post

For his first NFL start, Tyler Polumbus gets to take on James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons and the mighty 3-4 Pittsburgh Steelers defense.

Then again, Polumbus just did a good job holding off Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens so there’s evidence he’s ready for his next challenge. In Harrison, Polumbus will see the NFL’s defending defensive player of the year.

Polumbus, a former standout from Cherry Creek High School and the University of Colorado, is the Broncos’ new right tackle after Ryan Harris suffered two dislocated toes on his right foot Sunday.

Harris could be out three weeks, although the Broncos are hopeful he can return earlier.

“He will not play this week,” Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said at his Monday press conference.

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Polumbus, who the Broncos signed as an undrafted free agent last year, filled in for Harris early in the second quarter and finished the game.

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