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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
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden said LT Donald Penn (foot) will not be ready for a "couple months."
Penn underwent Lisfranc surgery in December. It sounds like he will miss the entire offseason program, but he could be ready to go for training camp. Penn remained a quality left tackle last season, but he will be 35 in April and is coming off a serious injury. His effectiveness cannot be taken for granted. Mar 27 - 9:49 AM

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Raiders LT Donald Penn requires foot surgery and is done for the 2017 season.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports he has ligament damage. The Raiders' blindside protector since 2014, 34-year-old Penn hasn't missed a game since coming onto the regular season scene in 2007. Even at his advanced age, he remained one of the league's best left tackles in 2017. He is under contract through 2019.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn was forced from Week 15 against Dallas with a foot injury.

He's done for the night. Penn was injured after getting rolled up on in the first quarter. Vadal Alexander replaced Penn, with Marshall Newhouse moving to left tackle.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:10:00 PM

Raiders signed LT Donald Penn to a two-year, $21 million extension through 2019.

He's now signed through his age-36 season and has guaranteed money into 2018. Penn held out most of the summer before reporting to the team in late August. Penn had a strong Week 1 against the Titans and was Pro Football Focus' No. 7 left tackle last season. He was set to make $5.8 million this year.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports contract-year LT Donald Penn is expected to sign a two-year extension this week.

This confirms previous reports. Penn held out most of training camp, but talks didn't heat up until late in the preseason. A top-10 tackle at PFF last year, Penn should get a raise from his $5.8 million 2017 salary.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:17:00 PM

The Athletic San Francisco reports the Raiders are "closing in" on a new contract with LT Donald Penn.

34-year-old Penn is in the final year of his contract. It's unclear what form a new deal would take, but some guaranteed money for 2018 and an option year for 2019 is a good guess.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn is optimistic he'll get a new contract.

GM Reggie McKenzie said he wouldn't engage in contract discussions with Penn until he returned to the team, which prompted the 34-year-old to end his holdout on Wednesday. Now that he's back, Penn is hoping to begin those discussions. "We have a great owner, a good GM," he said. "I came in here putting my trust in them. That’s what they told me." If no deal is reached, Penn will earn $5.8 million this year before hitting free agency in 2018.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn has ended his holdout.

This was an expected move. Penn missed the first 26 days of training camp over a dispute with his 2017 salary. He didn't get a raise, but talks could open up now that he's back. Penn has a chance to play in the Raiders' third preseason game.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Raiders LT Donald Penn is expected to end his holdout this week.

Set to earn $5.8 million in the final year of his deal, the 34-year-old was likely hoping to get a raise and perhaps another couple years tacked onto his deal. That has not happened to this point, but returning to camp could open the door to negotiations -- GM Reggie McKenzie said he will not negotiate with players who are not at camp. If Penn returns early in the week, he could be ready for a cameo in the third preseason game on Saturday.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 08:22:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 02:10:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 03:30:00 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.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 04:25:00 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.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 02:28:00 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.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 05:01:00 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

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