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The Denver Broncos are bringing back NT Kyle Peko.

Broncos sign Kyle Peko to active roster from practice squad

Ryan Wooden

The Denver Broncos had a roster spot to play with after releasing cornerback Lorenzo Doss on Thanksgiving day for showing up late to a meeting. On Saturday, they elected to fill that roster spot with nose tackle Kyle Peko.

The team announced that they’d promoted Peko to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The undrafted free agent in the Class of 2016 has alternated back and forth between the Broncos’ practice squad and 53-man roster since signing with Denver last season.

Thus far, Peko has only been dressed on the 46-man roster twice. However, the 6-foot-1, 305-pound product of Oregon State is now entering his fourth separate stint on the active roster.

Peko is also the younger cousin of Broncos starting nose tackle Domata Peko, a long-time Cincinnati Bengals star who signed with the Broncos during the offseason. The younger Peko should provide additional depth in the interior with the possibility to also play on the outside in heavier sets for the Denver defense.

The Broncos now have a full 53-man roster, but have created an additional practice squad spot that they can now fill with a developmental prospect. The organization hasn’t yet announced any movement on that front.