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Donald Penn | Tackle | #72

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Utah State
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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. Mar 16 - 9:32 AM

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Date:'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.
Mar 15 - 4:08 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.
Mar 15 - 11:13 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.
Mar 8 - 3:22 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.
Mar 7 - 1:25 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.
Feb 23 - 8:56 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.
Feb 5 - 2:06 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.
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

CBS' Jason La Canfora expects free agent OT Donald Penn to sign with the Raiders.

La Canfora reports the Redskins are still interested in the ex-Buc, but that the opportunity to play left tackle in Oakland is "very enticing." Penn was still passable on the blindside in Tampa last season, but turns 31 next month, and has struggled with his weight.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Free agent OT Donald Penn arrived at Redskins Park on Sunday for a visit that will spill into Monday.

The Redskins are trying to get bigger on the O-Line, and plus-sized Penn would certainly accomplish that. He would replace stringbean Tyler Polumbus at right tackle. Penn visited the Raiders on Friday, but left without a deal.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Free agent LT Donald Penn will visit with the Redskins on Saturday.

Penn met with the Raiders on Friday, but left without a contract. He would presumably be moved to right tackle with Washington, bookending Trent Williams. Penn has started every game for the Bucs the last six seasons and is the top offensive tackle remaining on the open market.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Free agent Donald Penn is on his way to meet with the Raiders Thursday night.

Penn was cut by the Bucs on Thursday afternoon as they moved on to Anthony Collins. And everyone knows how desperate the Raiders are after the Rodger Saffold debacle. So on paper, this looks like a lay-up for Reggie McKenzie to blow through some of his massive cap space. Penn has battled weight problems, but he hasn't missed a single game in his seven-year career and handled the blind side at a plus level.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Bucs released LT Donald Penn.

The Bucs have been trying to trade the oft-overweight Penn ever since the season ended. With no takers and Anthony Collins signed, the time to move on is now. Penn, who turns 31 next month, rarely lived up to the $41.7 million contract he signed in 2010 but was PFF's No. 16 tackle last season. The Raiders, who are absolutely desperate for left tackle help, should already be in touch with Penn's agent.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 01:53:00 PM

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