Yet another left tackle appears to be off the market.
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders are finalizing an agreement that will keep left tackle Donald Penn in the Bay Area.
Penn hoped to remain with the Raiders, but was expected to take visit Tuesday with the New York Giants when progress toward a deal stalled. However, that visit was reported to have been moved to later in the week. Nevertheless, the possibility of the visit may have been the catalyst to closing the gap to reach a deal with the Raiders.
Penn has been remarkably durable throughout his career. He’s appeared in 144 straight games with 140 consecutive starts dating back to 2007 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Penn has spent the last two seasons with the Raiders.
The left tackle market is getting sparse. Penn returning to Oakland, Kelvin Beachum signing in Jacksonville and Ryan Harris signing with Pittsburgh has trimmed the number of potential landing spots and the potential candidates to fill those openings.