Denver Broncos Defensive Lineman Kyle Peko Breaks Bone in His Foot

Denver's young nose tackle suffered an unfortunate setback during mini-camp.

Kyle Peko accomplished an amazing feat last year. As an undrafted rookie, he made the Denver Broncos 53-man roster out of training camp.

He only lasted on week on the active roster, before being waived and signed to the practice squad. Still, Peko showed a lot of promise as a rookie and the Broncos have been excited to see how he develops in year two. 

As the team reconvened for mandatory mini-camp earlier this week, Peko suffered a foot injury that caused him to leave practice. Following Wednesday's session, Head Coach Vance Joseph updated Peko's status. “Peko broke a bone in his foot," Joseph said. "He had surgery this morning and it was successful. He’s probably going to be out until early camp.”

The good news is that 'Baby Peko' should get a further opportunity to ply his wares in training camp. This time around, Kyle is getting the opportunity to play with his cousin Domata Peko — an 11-year NFL veteran — whom the Broncos signed on a two-year deal in March. 

The Broncos have built depth once again on their defensive line and it will be exciting to see if and how Kyle Peko fits into the picture. Denver has been running Domata and Zach Kerr at nose guard, along with Kyle, both of the former are virtual locks for the final roster. 

The good news is that Kyle has the size and versatility to play anywhere along the D-line. That should help him once again as the Broncos work to shape their 90-man roster down to the final 53 guys. 

Note: Inside linebacker Brandon Marshall was held out of Wednesday's and Thursday's practice session with a sore Achilles tendon. Defensive end Adam Gotsis had a successful arthroscopic procedure done on his knee to clean it up and identify why he was feeling pain. Both are expected to be available in training camp. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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