Lions Negotiating With Domata Peko

Free agent Domata Peko told TMZ Sports that he met with the Lions last week. The defensive tackle added that he “had a nice visit” in Detroit and that his agent is “trying to work some stuff out” for a contract. 

Peko also indicated that he would be interested in joining the Rams, though it’s not clear if that interest is being reciprocated.

I would like to be with Aaron Donald, man,” Peko says … “Hell yeah! That would be dope.”

Peko spent the first eleven years of his career with the Bengals before joining the Broncos on a two-year, $7.5MM deal in 2017. Over the past two seasons, Peko has only missed two games, racking up 44 tackles (eight for loss) during that time frame. In 2018, Pro Football Focus ranked Peko as the No. 39 interior defender among 112 qualifiers.

Peko wouldn’t necessarily start for the Lions, but he could be a solid rotational piece for the team’s defensive front. He’d also give the team some extra firepower as Trey Flowers continues to rehab from shoulder surgery and Damon Harrison stays away from the club amidst his contract dispute.

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5 comments on “Lions Negotiating With Domata Peko

  1. nickolai

    Snacks Harrison is nice to play next to as well…I know he’s not Aaron Donald but an elite run stopper.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Self marketing doesn’t appear to be Peko’s strong suit. Announcing to everyone that you want to wind down your career riding on someone else’s coat tails? Hmmm.

    • fieldsj2

      Riding is coat tails? That makes no sense at all! You do realize the Rams run a 4-3 defense. That means 2 defensive tackles! I bet every defensive lineman in football would love to play with Donald.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Well, if I’m a coach, I want the guy who says “Screw, Donald! I’m going to work twice as hard as him”.

  3. raderade70

    Wade Phillips also runs a 3-4 defense not a 4-3. He’s ran that his entire career so unless peko is agile enough (he’s not) to play 3-4 end probably not gonna happen

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