Kyle Peko

Kyle Peko (born July 23, 1993) is an American football nose tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Oregon State.

Kyle Peko
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Peko in the 2016 NFL season.
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-23) July 23, 1993 (age 27)
La Habra, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:La Habra (La Habra, California)
College:Oregon State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Total tackles:13
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

On May 3, 2016, Peko signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.[1] On September 20, he was released by the Broncos and was re-signed to the practice squad on September 22.[2][3] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28.[4]

During the 2017 season, Peko was involved in multiple transactions and he was signed and released five times.[5][6][7][8][9]

On September 1, 2018, Peko was waived by the Broncos and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was released on September 11, 2018.[12]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On September 12, 2018, Peko was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on December 31, 2018.[14]

On August 31, 2019, Peko was waived by the Bills and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He was promoted to the active roster on September 24, 2019.[17] He was waived on November 2.[18]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On November 4, 2019, Peko was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts, but was waived five days later and re-signed to the practice squad.[19][20]

Denver Broncos (second stint)Edit

On December 14, 2019, Peko was signed by the Denver Broncos off the Colts practice squad.[21] On July 28, 2020, Peko announced he was opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[22] He was released after the season on February 18, 2021.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Kyle Peko is the younger cousin of nose tackle Domata Peko, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006 and the two became teammates on the Denver Broncos in 2017.

In 2019 Peko's wife, Giuliana, was diagnosed with cancer, specifically stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Kyle was excused for the first day of Bills training camp.[24] Peko later announced that her treatment was successful and she was cancer free.[25] Peko and Giuliana have two children together.[26]


  1. ^ Mason, Andrew (May 2, 2016). "Get to know the Broncos' 21 college free agents". Denver Broncos. Archived from the original on October 30, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Mason, Andrew (September 20, 2016). "Broncos to bring back Shiloh Keo; waive Kyle Peko".
  3. ^ Swanson, Ben (September 22, 2016). "Broncos sign NT Kyle Peko to practice squad, waive S Ryan Murphy".
  4. ^ DiLalla, Aric (December 28, 2016). "DeMarcus Ware, Kayvon Webster headed to IR". Archived from the original on August 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline". Denver Broncos. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  6. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 9, 2017). "Broncos waive nose tackle Kyle Peko".
  7. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 16, 2017). "Broncos add NT Kyle Peko to active roster, waive Tyrique Jarrett".
  8. ^ DiLalla, Aric (October 21, 2017). "Broncos make slew of roster moves ahead of Sunday's game vs. Chargers". Archived from the original on March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Swanson, Ben (November 25, 2017). "Broncos promote nose tackle Kyle Peko to active roster".
  10. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players".
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 2, 2018). "Broncos sign nine players to practice squad".
  12. ^ "Broncos sign S Shamarko Thomas to active roster, Niles Scott to practice squad". September 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Kyle Peko Heads to Buffalo". September 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Brown, Chris (December 31, 2018). "Bills sign three players from practice squad to reserve future contracts".
  15. ^ Brown, Chris (August 31, 2019). "Bills cut roster down to 53 players".
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (September 1, 2019). "Bills begin to assemble practice squad, Christian Wade holds 11th exempt spot".
  17. ^ Brown, Chris (September 24, 2019). "Bills elevate DT Kyle Peko to the 53-man roster".
  18. ^ Brown, Chris (November 2, 2019). "Bills elevate DT Vincent Taylor to the 53-man roster".
  19. ^ "Colts Claim DT Kyle Peko Off Waivers". November 4, 2019.
  20. ^ Walker, Andrew (November 9, 2019). "Colts Bring Up WR Marcus Johnson, QB Chad Kelly To Active Roster".
  21. ^ "Broncos sign DL Kyle Peko, promote DL Deyon Sizer to active roster". December 14, 2019.
  22. ^ DiLalla, Aric (July 28, 2020). "Broncos place T Elijah Wilkinson on Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, G Netane Muti on Non-Football Injury (NFI) list". Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  23. ^ Simmons, Myles (February 18, 2021). "Broncos release Kyle Peko". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  24. ^ "Bills support DT Kyle Peko as wife receives cancer diagnosis". Bills Wire. July 26, 2019. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  25. ^ "Giuliana Peko, wife of Bills player Kyle Peko, now cancer-free". RochesterFirst. September 12, 2019. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  26. ^ Maiorana, Sal. "Bills DT Kyle Peko reports to training camp after sharing some difficult news". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved December 26, 2019.

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