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Domata Peko: 'I would love to play here in L.A.'

Over the last 12 seasons, Domata Peko has started double-digit games each and every autumn.

With 13 years of NFL service under his belt, the 34-year-old free agent believes he has some more starts in him.

"I think I have a couple more years in the tank," the defensive tackle told TMZ Sports in an interview published Wednesday.

According to Peko, the team that's currently showing the greatest interest is the Detroit Lions, with whom he visited last week.

"My agent's trying to work some stuff out," he said. "We're gonna see; just being patient with it and enjoying this time with my family."

Along with his family, the former Bengals and Broncos starter is spending time in sunny Southern California and he wouldn't mind heading back there on a more permanent basis.

"I would love to play here in L.A.," said Peko, who started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2018 with 31 tackles tallied. "I'm all about L.A., grew up in Whittier. So, dude, if the Rams come calling or the Chargers, I would love to do that."

Before he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, Peko last played football in California in his junior college days when he played at College of the Canyons, which has also produced the likes of pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.

Asked whether he'd prefer lining up next to Rams all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald or Chargers pass-rushing standout Joey Bosa, Peko didn't hesitate to go with the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

"I would like to be with Aaron Donald," said Peko, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Cincinnati. "That would be dope."

Locking in on a sales pitch, he also had a message for Donald's head coach, Sean McVay.

"Coach McVay, your boy Domata Peko here ready to go, and I would love to come out here and represent L.A. and try to pursue that championship," Peko said.

The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Peko could still provide a run stuffer in the middle and an experienced starting presence to any defensive line.

Judging by his comments, the Lions are likely his top suitor, but putting a big-bodied veteran next to Aaron Donald worked for the Rams last season, so who knows?

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