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Arizona Cardinals sign Domata Peko to contract

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The Arizona Cardinals are trying to beef up their defensive line after injuries have Corey Peters on injured reserve for the season and Jordan Phillips for who knows how long.

In order to help, they have signed veteran defensive lineman Domata Peko Sr.

From the team:

Peko Sr. (6-3, 325) is in his 15th NFL season after playing with Baltimore (2019), Denver (2017-18) and Cincinnati (2006-2016). In his career, Peko has played 208 games (189 starts) and totaled 599 tackles (314 solo), 39 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, 49 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 14 passes defensed. The 35-year old Peko played seven games (three starts) with Baltimore last season and had 14 tackles. Prior to that, he started all 30 games played during his two seasons with the Broncos and had 69 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed.

He entered the league with Cincinnati as a fourth-round pick (123rd overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Michigan State and he was voted a Bengals team captain eight consecutive seasons (2006-16). The Pago Pago, American Samoa native reunites with Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph who spent four seasons with Peko in Denver (2017-18) and Cincinnati (2014-15).

Peko Sr. will wear #90.

Welcome to the desert, Domata.