The Raiders have a deal in place with Kelechi Osemele to join the team when the league year gets underway on Wednesday.
Osemele has primarily played guard, but the reported five-year, $60 million deal he agreed to wouldn’t look out of place on a left tackle. That could be a possibility in Oakland should Donald Penn leave as a free agent.
Penn said Tuesday that wasn’t his plan, however.
“I’ve been open with my plan. My plan is to be a Raider,” Penn said on NFL Network, via the Oakland Tribune. “We’re trying to figure out of the feeling is mutual. They tell me it is. They made a great signing, that’s a great pickup for Derek Carr and everybody. We’re going to see what’s going to happen. Only time is going to tell. The good thing is I’m showing interest from other teams.”
Plans can always change, especially at a time of the year when other teams can bid for your services, but getting Penn back to go with Osemele, center Rodney Hudson and guard Gabe Jackson would be a pretty good start to the offseason in Oakland.