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Broncos sign Domata Peko

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Longtime Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko is signing with the Broncos, Mike Klis of News9 in Denver reported.

Peko, 32, has played his entire 11-year career in Cincinnati. He hasn’t missed a game or a start since 2009.

Klis reported that Peko will get $3.8 million guaranteed on a two-year deal that’s worth as much as $7.5 million.

Peko has 18.5 career sacks. He had a career-best five sacks in 2015 but didn’t have any last season. The Bengals are going with a youth movement, while the Broncos hope Peko can fortify their defensive front. Peko’s cousin, Kyle Peko, was a rookie nose tackle who played in one game for the Broncos last season.

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13 Responses to “Broncos sign Domata Peko”
  1. easyeintennessee says: Mar 11, 2017 5:00 PM

    Thanks for your time as a Bengal big guy! Its going to be strange to not see that red mane on the d-line. You were always a class act and a damn good celebrator.

  2. 6ball says: Mar 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    It looks like the Bengals are going to set a record for compensatory picks next year.

  3. nbooat says: Mar 11, 2017 5:16 PM

    As a life-long Bengal and Peko fan, I can say thank you for all of your effort and leadership! As a football fan, I must say Elway did not do his homework. Peko’s best days are behind him and there is no way he was going to be re-signed by the Bengals. He plays next to Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, and Michael Johnson. He also had Burfict and Dansby behind him. Everyone of his teammates received double teams and I even witnessed teams letting him roam free last year. He did nothing and can be credited for all of their def struggles. It was like 11 players on 10. He played like an elephant wearing rollerskates on ice. I’m not hear to bad mouth one of my favorite players, but just state the facts. I also want to congratulate him on his $4 mil severance package when he gets cut. I’m happy he fleeced the arrogant Broncos!

  4. whodey420 says: Mar 11, 2017 5:18 PM

    He should have been gone 2-3 years ago. I get sick of
    seeing him dragged 5 yards passed the LOS by 2nd and
    3rd string RB’s all the time. :/

  5. 55nobodysburfict says: Mar 11, 2017 5:21 PM

    Good luck Peko!
    This Guy is a class act!

  6. bassplucker says: Mar 11, 2017 5:27 PM

    He hasn’t missed a game or a start since 2009.
    He must be one tough mofo. That is almost unheard of in today’s NFL and makes me think he is being badly underpaid at $3.5M a year.

  7. natijim235 says: Mar 11, 2017 5:36 PM

    Peko a class act but for whatever reason has slowed down last year or two

  8. ridnaway says: Mar 11, 2017 5:47 PM

    Great guy with waning skills.

  9. babygaga19 says: Mar 11, 2017 8:47 PM

    Looks like Denver is going for KMart repairs in free agency.

  10. shoesfinest says: Mar 11, 2017 9:07 PM

    I watched every game last year and don’t remember Peko making a single play. As a Bengal loss here

  11. bobbyonespur says: Mar 11, 2017 10:08 PM

    Brings veteran leadership to a team adjusting to new DC.

  12. jpoh333 says: Mar 12, 2017 4:09 AM

    Peko did a thankless job of eating up blocks and space. It’s a shame so many fans don’t understand how great he was at his job. He finally has a shot at a ring.

  13. jm91rs says: Mar 12, 2017 10:29 AM

    Bengals coaches swear up and down that pff and other sources just had his assignments all wrong. Regardless of that, it was time for the Bengals to go younger.

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