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Domata Peko and Cincinnati Bengals Agree to Two-Year Contract Extension

March 27th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
By Cody Dalga

The Cincinnati Bengals and defensive tackle Domata Peko have reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension which would keep the fan favorite with the club through the 2016 season. 

"Domata has been a significant and productive player for our defense for many years now, and we are excited to extend his time here even longer," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. "He is a leader among our veterans and a mentor for our younger players, and securing his future as a Bengal through the next three seasons is another positive step in continuing to improve our team."

'DL Domata Peko' photo (c) 2013, Navin75 - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Peko, who was drafted in 2006 by Cincinnati, has started at least 16 games in all but two seasons in his career. He has 12.5 career sacks and 398 total tackles.

Following the loss of Geno Atkins last season, Peko was forced to step up and anchor a defensive line with Carlos Dunlap

The 29-year old Michigan State alum has been been said to be both a leader on and off the field. He has started 67 straight games for the Bengals, which is the longest on the team. 

 

Tags: Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Domata Peko, Football, Geno Atkins, Marvin Lewis, NFL

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