Defensive tackle Domata Peko has reportedly turned down multiple offers in free agency, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:
Veteran DT Domata Peko has turned down several free-agent offers, I'm told, focused on finding the right fit, city and chance to win. So how does the big man look at age 35? pic.twitter.com/YGDjU0SKs4— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
Pelissero noted that Peko is focused on finding the right fit, city, and a chance to win.
Peko signed with the Ravens midway through last season after the Ravens suffered multiple injuries along the defensive line. Daylon Mack had been placed on injured reserve, and Michael Pierce was dealing with an ankle injury. Peko had 14 tackles in seven games and was a solid run-stopper.
The Ravens re-signing Peko seems unlikely at this point. Baltimore’s defensive line has been significantly upgraded. They added Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe in the offseason and drafted Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington Jr. In addition, Justin Ellis and Jihad Ward were re-signed. As a result, it is hard to find where Peko would fit in.
Peko’s former team, the Bengals, were rumored to be interested in him. However, they ultimately signed Mike Daniels instead.
Former Packers’ and Lions’ DT Mike Daniels officially agreed to terms with the Bengals on a one-year deal worth up to $2.7 million, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 11, 2020
Peko may get a better offer once the season starts. If a contending team suffers an injury, he is one of the top run-stuffers still on the market.