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Domata Peko generating interest from Vikings, others

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The Bengals have to be kind of used to being picked apart each spring, though it’s generally for their coordinators.

Now, one of their former ones wants to reel in one of his old players.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have inquired about Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows him well from his time with the Bengals, and he would add to an already good defensive front seven in Minnesota.

The Bengals might like to retain him, and the Eagles and 49ers are also in the mix.

The 32-year-old Peko is a solid run defender, but doesn’t figure to be a bank-breaking addition for any of those teams. He’s spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Bengals.

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15 Responses to “Domata Peko generating interest from Vikings, others”
  1. wes8771 says: Mar 8, 2017 12:28 PM

    LET HIM WALK! Zero pass rush ability, is strictly a run blocker and last year he couldn’t do that at all. It’s Billings turn.

  2. sadviking says: Mar 8, 2017 12:32 PM

    Run-stopping DT is really what the Vikings need.

  3. conormacleod says: Mar 8, 2017 12:35 PM

    It would fill a hole in that Vikings defense. Would fit well next to Joseph.

  4. jocko1181 says: Mar 8, 2017 12:37 PM

    For the love of God please sign somewhere else

  5. bengalsfan2079 says: Mar 8, 2017 12:38 PM

    Won’t hurt my feelings to see him go always been a good guy but recently he’s become a lousy player that does nothing for the pass rush.

  6. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 8, 2017 12:41 PM

    Could be insurance for the oft-injured Sharrif Floyd. I’d like to see them re-sign Floyd on a team-friendly contract with incentives.

  7. akboot says: Mar 8, 2017 12:44 PM

    wes…Yes, playing both offense and defense, pass rusher, and run blocker, could be a bit much to ask of him.

  8. thewanderer says: Mar 8, 2017 1:21 PM

    Peko stopped being a solid run defender a few years ago. He’s been on roller skates most of his career.

  9. ak185 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:22 PM

    I agree with the above. However, Peko has been known to line up as a fullback in Cincy pretty often actually (that guy wes whatever still screwed up of course).

    Peko would be a rotational guy in Minnesota barring (hee hee puns) more catastrophic injury trouble, but he can be a solid piece on running downs or goal line sets for sure. I don’t imagine that the market for him will be too pricey.

  10. highdimension2015 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:39 PM

    wes8771 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 12:28 PM
    LET HIM WALK! Zero pass rush ability, is strictly a run blocker and last year he couldn’t do that at all. It’s Billings turn.
    You’re right. He couldn’t. He’s on the defense.

  11. jm91rs says: Mar 8, 2017 1:41 PM

    Well he’s an amazing Full Back. Other than that I’m not sure what value he has.

  12. bengalsfan73 says: Mar 8, 2017 1:48 PM

    Please take him. His play has diminished dramatically. He is horrible now and he only takes up roster space for another player that deserves it.

  13. MikeisWise says: Mar 8, 2017 2:09 PM

    Please sign him Vikings

  14. icanthelpitimabengalsfan says: Mar 8, 2017 4:04 PM

    Peko is a great locker room guy and would be missed, but his production has declined especially last year. Much as I would hate to see him go, its the right decision.

  15. natijim235 says: Mar 9, 2017 10:08 AM

    please take him…sorry peko as a player you lost it a couple of years ago as a person you’re still up there!

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