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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 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. Sep 15 - 11:30 AM

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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.
Sep 13 - 4:17 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.
Sep 12 - 5:55 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.
Aug 27 - 12:47 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.
Aug 23 - 5:09 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.
Aug 22 - 8:22 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.
Jul 28 - 2:10 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.
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'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

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