The longtime starter has begun going through COVID-19 protocols with the Cardinals and would be eligible to practice ahead of the team’s Week 12 game. Peko would represent a vital reinforcement for a Cardinals team that now has five defensive linemen on IR.
A starter for the Bengals and Broncos, Peko played eight games with the Ravens last season. The soon-to-be 36-year-old defender has made 189 NFL starts. Peko will reunite with Cardinals DC Vance Joseph, who was the Broncos’ head coach during each of the nose tackle’s two seasons in Denver. Joseph was also with the Bengals during part of Peko’s 11-year Cincinnati stay.
The Cards used Josh Mauro, UDFA Trevon Coley and Angelo Blackson as their starting defensive linemen against the Seahawks on Thursday. None of this trio worked as Week 1 starters for the team, which has Corey Peters, Jordan Phillips and Zach Allen on IR.
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