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Notes: Waiting for Domata Peko

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Lions fans gather around the offseason tree, anticipating Godot’s arrival.

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Following his visit to Allen Park, fans’ eyes and Lions media are on Lakers fan and former Michigan State Spartan Domata Peko to see what the nose tackle free agent does next. As pointed out by our own Hamza Baccouche yesterday, Detroit has hardly anything backing up Damon Harrison Sr. in the middle of the defensive line; signing Peko would plug that hole quite nicely. Chris Burke from The Athletic agrees:

A reasonably-priced contract for proven veteran depth at the nose makes a lot of sense for the Lions, who have ample cap space to make moves. TMZ Sports (by way of Dave Birkett at the Detroit Free Press) hints that it might actually be a possibility:

Is the 34-year old Peko too old to contribute? PFF doesn’t think so.

Hopefully we will know more about his status next week. Stay tuned.

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