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Donald Penn | Tackle | #72

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Utah State
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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Raiders LT Donald Penn is unhappy with his contract and will not report to training camp.
Entering the last year of a two-year contract, the 34-year-old is due $5.8 million in 2017. There were no rumblings of Penn considering a holdout before Friday, so his absence comes as a mild surprise. Penn remained one of the better blind side protectors in football last season, earning PFF's No. 10 grade out of 76 qualifiers at tackle. Jul 28 - 2:10 PM

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Donald Penn (knee) expects to return if the Raiders advance to the Divisional Round.

Penn was ruled out for the Wild Card Round after missing practice all week. He has a small fracture in his knee, but doesn't need surgery. Menelik Watson is starting at left tackle in Penn's place.
Jan 7 - 3:30 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn (knee) is out for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Texans.

This is obviously horrible news for Connor Cook, who will now be without his starting left tackle in his first career start, which also happens to be a playoff game. Saturday will end Penn's streak of 155 consecutive games played. Menelik Watson will now be tasked with protecting Cook's blind side. The Raiders are in rough shape heading into their first postseason appearance in 14 years.
Jan 6 - 4:25 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Already down to their third-string quarterback, the Raiders could be missing their blindside protector for their first playoff game in 14 years. It's a cruel, nightmare scenario. Assuming LG Kelechi Osemele isn't an option, one of Menelik Watson or Denver Kirkland will be the next man up. Osemele probably won't kick over in an effort to avoid wholesale chaos along what's been one of the league's best lines.
Jan 5 - 2:28 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's not a good sign after Penn went down with a knee injury last week. Penn has been one of the best lest tackles in the league this year. Menelik Watson or Denver Kirkland would likely fill-in if Penn misses time.
Jan 4 - 5:01 PM

Raiders re-signed LT Donald Penn to a two-year, $14 million contract.

Penn was scheduled to hop on a plane Tuesday night and visit the Giants, but he never got on it as he and the Raiders came to terms. Penn never wanted to leave, even if all his leverage was gone when the Raiders signed G/T Kelechi Osemele. With Penn back in the fold, it appears Osemele will stick at his customary left guard position to open the season. The Raiders have the makings of one of the league's very best lines with LT Penn, LG Osemele, C Rodney Hudson, RG Gabe Jackson, and RT Austin Howard. Menelik Watson will compete with Howard after tearing his Achilles' last summer and missing all of the 2015 season.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 09:32:00 AM

NFL.com's Rand Getlin reports free agent OT Donald Penn is "very open" to re-signing with the Raiders, but that "meaningful distance remains."

Penn lost basically all his Raiders leverage when the team signed G/T Kelechi Osemele. Penn would have to return on a bargain-basement deal for the Raiders to stick presumptive left tackle Osemele on the inside. Penn was supposed to visit the Giants on Tuesday, but it was postponed.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Free agent LT Donald Penn is visiting the Giants on Tuesday.

This is his first reported visit. Penn has said his "plan" is to re-sign with the Raiders, but nothing appears imminent on that front. The Giants have also made an offer to LT Russell Okung, suggesting they are seriously considering moving sophomore Ereck Flowers to the right side. Penn is Rotoworld's No. 2 available offensive tackle. He will turn 33 in April.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 11:13:00 AM

Free agent LT Donald Penn said his "plan" is to remain with the Raiders.

"We’re trying to figure out of the feeling is mutual," Penn said. "They tell me it is." The Raiders finalized a massive deal with Kelechi Osemele on Tuesday, suggesting they expect him to play left tackle in Oakland. That could change if Penn re-signs, but at the moment a reunion seems unlikely. If Penn does come back, the Raiders will boast one of the NFL's best offensive lines.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 03:22:00 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle confirms free agent OT Donald Penn will hit the open market.

Penn has made it clear he'll settle for nothing less than top dollar in free agency. With Cordy Glenn franchise tagged, Penn is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent tackle.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Impending free agent LT Donald Penn removed all references to the Raiders from his social media accounts.

The Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald takes this as a sign Penn plans to hit the open market. Penn has already said he will not give the Raiders a hometown discount, and Oakland likely does not want to overpay for a tackle heading into his age-33 season. In a cap-rich environment, Penn should get a nice payday if he hits the market.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Impending free agent LT Donald Penn doesn't plan to give the Raiders a hometown discount.

Penn compared himself to HBO, saying he's played at a "promotional price" but now the Raiders will have to pay "full price for the shows they love." Penn might not be on Game of Thrones level, but he was still one of the better tackles in football last year and should get a nice payday on the open market. Cordy Glenn, Russell Okung and Kelvin Beachum are a few other big-name tackles in this year's free agent class.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Contract-year LT Donald Penn wants to re-sign with the Raiders.

Penn is finishing up a two-year, $9.6 million contract he signed with Oakland after being released by Tampa Bay in March of 2014. The 32-year-old has played really well on Derek Carr's blind side, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 7 overall left tackle and receiving strong marks in pass protection. GM Reggie McKenzie will likely bring Penn back in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Donald Penn's two-year contract with the Raiders includes no guaranteed money in 2015.

Penn will earn $4.6 million (including a workout bonus) in 2014. It gives the Raiders another year to groom 2013 second-round pick Menelik Watson for the job while also giving Penn incentive as he's essentially in a contract year. That said, it's another veteran band-aid signing for a team that should be in full rebuild mode.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 09:07:00 AM

Raiders agreed to terms with LT Donald Penn, formerly of the Bucs.

Five days after the Rodger Saffold fiasco, the Raiders have found their left tackle. Going on 31 with well-documented weight issues, Penn was cut by the Bucs last week, but is still a perfectly-fine left tackle. He's a massive upgrade on what the Raiders trotted out after Jared Veldheer's 2013 injury. However, Penn is not a long-term option for what is still the league's thinnest roster. GM Reggie McKenzie continues to throw all sorts of money at players over 30. It should make Oakland more watchable in 2014, but is not the way to rebuild a team.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 07:47:00 PM