Domata Peko: ‘I would love to play here in L.A.’
Over the previous 12 seasons, Domata Peko has started double-digit games every autumn.
With 13 decades of NFL service under his belt, the 34-year-old free representative believes he has some more starts .
“I think I’ve a few more years at the tank,” the defensive handle told TMZ Sports in an interview published Wednesday.
In accordance with Peko, the group that is currently showing the greatest interest is the Detroit Lions, with whom he visited last week.
“My agent’s trying to work some stuff out,” he said. “We’re gont see; only being patient with it and enjoying this time with my family.”
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Along with his loved ones, the former Bengals and Broncos starter is spending time in sunny Southern California and he would not mind heading back on a more permanent basis.
“I would really like to play with here in L.A.,” said Peko, who started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2018 with 31 tackles tallied. “I’m about L.A., grown up in Whittier. So, dude, when the Rams come phoning or the Chargers, I’d really like to do that.”
Before he was chosen from the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft from Michigan State, Peko continue played soccer in California within his junior college days when he played with at College of the Canyons, that has produced the likes of pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and receiver Marquise”Hollywood” Brown.
Asked whether he would prefer lining up alongside Rams all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald or Chargers pass-rushing standout Joey Bosa, Peko didn’t hesitate to go with the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
“I want to be with Aaron Donald,” said Peko, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Cincinnati. “That would be dope.”
Locking in on a sales pitch, he also had a message for Donald’s head trainer, Sean McVay.
“Coach McVay, your boy Domata Peko here ready to proceed, and I’d love to come out here and symbolize L.A. and try to pursue this championship,” Peko explained.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Peko could still supply a run stuffer in the center and a seasoned beginning presence to any defensive lineup.
Inspired by his remarks, the Lions are likely his top suitor, however putting a big-bodied veteran next to Aaron Donald worked for the Rams last season, so who knows?