Report: Donald Penn not reporting to Raiders camp

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One of the reasons why the Raiders made the playoffs last year and are considered a good bet to make it back this year is the strength of their offensive line.

Left tackle Donald Penn is part of that strength, but the Raiders may have some work to do to get him in camp with the rest of the team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Penn is not reporting to training camp because he’s unhappy with his contract.

Penn signed a two-year deal with the Raiders in March 2016 that calls for him to make a base salary of $5.8 million this season. Other bonuses and incentives can push the total to $7.15 million.

Penn has started every game for Oakland since joining the team before the 2014 season and was selected to the Pro Bowl during the 2016 season. His most memorable play of the year may have been a rare miscue, however. Penn slipped while trying to block Colts defensive end Trent Cole on the play that ended with Derek Carr fracturing his fibula.

The Raiders released tackle Austin Howard this week, leaving Marshall Newhouse, 2017 fourth-rounder David Sharpe and 2017 seventh-rounder Jylan Ware among the other options at tackle.

48 responses to “Report: Donald Penn not reporting to Raiders camp

  1. This guy has a giant set to pull this garbage, seeing as he was the reason Carr had his leg broken.

  2. I’d think this has more to do with his lame duck contract than actual dollar amounts.

    Getting an extension now means money in the bank for next year just in case something goes wrong this year.

  3. The dude is like 34 or something. He was old when we signed him, for God’s sake. He was never meant to be a 4-year guy for us, much less any longer than that.

    He doesn’t have a whole lot of leverage. If he was released now he’d spend the rest of what’s left of his career bouncing from losing team to losing team on one-year deals.

    That’s just where the guy is in his career. He needs to face reality.

    And BTW, he’s good in pass pro, not so great at moving DLs off their spot in the run game.

    We have the best interior OL in the league – yes, I’d put them I against DAL all day long – but we’ve been looking for a long-term LT since our idiot GM let Veldheer walk in FA without so much as a phone call. Carson Palmer says “thank you so much, Reggie.”

  4. I don’t think that Penn has too much leverage in that part of the reason for Osemele’s big contract was that he has the skills to shift to OLT (and that may have been the plan anyway after this year). If that happens then it would weaken the interior of the o-line but finding a replacement OG is much easier than finding a viable option at OLT if Osemele wasn’t on the roster.

  5. Are you kidding me!?!

    You spend the whole off-season saying “I’m sorry for letting Derek and my team down with that broken leg thing” ~ you are currently under a contract that has your signature attached ~ and at the START of training camp you want to pull this crap!?!

    We are on the cusp on going to to the Super Bowl and you want more swag. You’re a “team first” guy… huh?

    Dude, I’m 5’9″ inches of nothing and I’LL kick your butt for your selfishness.

    Walk the Raider plank pal. I hope you get traded to Cleveland, or Jacksonville. This current culture has no place for whiny, old, injured, selfish, ‘hanger-ons’ like you.

    Lost respect for you Penn. Go suck on your baby bottle.

  6. ringheadcrusher says:
    Jul 28, 2017 2:33 PM
    “since our idiot GM”…
    ________________

    You mean the idiot GM who brought us out of the cellar for the first time in 14 years and has us in Superbowl conversations now? That the idiot you’re talking about?

  7. He signed the deal. Play out the contract

    We never see players do the opposite and give back money if they have a poor year or take less the next year

    I love Penn but if he’s holding out let him go. He’ll struggle to get tons of money if he’s cut

  8. He JUST signed a new contract in 2016. One good year and he’s holding out? No way – no WAY – I am giving him one red cent more. He is under contract and can either play for what he agreed to or sit out the year and make nothing.

  9. I mean the idiot GM who could have had us contending for an AFC title years ago.

    So yes, I’m pretty sure we’re talking about the same guy. You know, the one who needed 3 straight seasons of top-five picks to bring us out of the cellar.

    That guy.

  10. boknowsvt says:
    Jul 28, 2017 2:22 PM

    This guy has a giant set to pull this garbage, seeing as he was the reason Carr had his leg broken.
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    Lol. Carr should have been on the bench at that point in the game.

  11. jawtekblog says:
    Jul 28, 2017 3:10 PM

    He JUST signed a new contract in 2016. One good year and he’s holding out? No way – no WAY – I am giving him one red cent more. He is under contract and can either play for what he agreed to or sit out the year and make nothing.
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    Are you the Raiders GM?

  12. Agent must have got in his ear. Not good Donald. Honor your 2 year deal your a FA at the end of the year. Fight for what you think you deserve then. Raider Nation is not happy with this Donald.

  13. waynefontesismyfather says:
    Jul 28, 2017 2:28 PM
    My base salary for this year is $46K with no incentives other than working to get the checks.

    I think I won’t show up on Monday until my employer caves and pays me $150K

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    Perhaps you should have stayed in school if you wanted more money. Let other people make as much as they can get.

  14. I’m sure he is eyeballing the massive contracts that the other starters have signed, and he has played at a high level here.
    Still he should play out his existing contract and THEN try for more money….but that will be a tough sell at his age.

  15. He is getting jealous of the contracts Gabe Jackson, Osemele and Hudson have but they are all younger and offer more at this point. Honor the contract you signed, nobody going to give you more or they would’ve last off season when he was a free agent.

  16. ringheadcrusher says:
    Jul 28, 2017 3:11 PM
    I mean the idiot GM who could have had us contending for an AFC title years ago.

    So yes, I’m pretty sure we’re talking about the same guy. You know, the one who needed 3 straight seasons of top-five picks to bring us out of the cellar.

    That guy.
    ————————————————————

    Oh you mean the idiot GM that in 3 years undid what Al Davis tore apart over 12? The idiot GM that set this team up for long term success and not a quick flirtation? Or the idiot GM that is the reigning NFL Executive of the Year for the progress he’s made with this team, IN JUST 3 YEARS?

  17. “This guy has a giant set to pull this garbage, seeing as he was the reason Carr had his leg broken.”

    That was the only sack he gave up last year. I’ve seen every game this guy has played for the Raiders and he’s been great. He is underpaid in this market and he does not have many more years left to make money.

    – Former longtime Oakland Raider season ticket holder (but not a “true fan” per Derek Carr because I won’t follow to Vegas like a dumb sheep) who loves to see dysfunction and hopes they lose every game

  18. Not sure whatvthat last paragraph is all about. We all know Osemele is the long term LT. If Penn wants to hold out, just bump up the plan 1 yr abd slide him over.

    Good luck getting a better deal with a contender at age 34…

  19. I believe he has already made more than $40 million in his career. So please, cry me a river. He is under contract. He was a FA in 2016. Maybe he should have signed a one year deal in 2016 if we wanted to pull this. And FTR, I friggin’ hate the Raidahs. But right is right.

  20. My prediction age is going to catch up with the raiders so called good offensive line. Just check them they are all in there mid 30s. Meanwhile as usual people like this reporter crow about the raiders o line while the chiefs have an even better line and most of them are in there prime mid 20s. Yet another reason to not believe in the overhyped raiders and put ur money on the chiefs.

  21. kcrobert10 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 5:04 PM

    My prediction age is going to catch up with the raiders so called good offensive line. Just check them they are all in there mid 30s. Meanwhile as usual people like this reporter crow about the raiders o line while the chiefs have an even better line and most of them are in there prime mid 20s. Yet another reason to not believe in the overhyped raiders and put ur money on the chiefs.
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    thank you for representing chief fans around the world, and showing us your football knowledge.

    The raiders have one starter that is even in his 30s.

    but the entire line is getting old….

  22. I think Penn just sealed his own fate for next year by doing this.

    They will probably work something out for now because its last min and they would like to keep guys together. but next year they will move on from him.

  23. My prediction age is going to catch up with the raiders so called good offensive line. Just check them they are all in there mid 30s. Meanwhile as usual people like this reporter crow about the raiders o line while the chiefs have an even better line and most of them are in there prime mid 20s. Yet another reason to not believe in the overhyped raiders and put ur money on the chiefs.

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    Put money on a team recommended by an idiot that obviously doesn’t know anything?

    Gabe Jackson is 26, Hudson is 28 (he even played for your team, idiot), and KO is 28.

    I can’t math very well, but you get the picture…

  24. As a Bucs fan all I can say is “You wuz warned.”

    He’s a great player until he thinks his last name is Matthews and wants $14 million per year.

  25. He’s a top 10 LT being paid as a mid-range guy… & some idiots want him cut?!?!?!

    & next week, when he’s got a nice bonus & in camp, the same idiots will be cheering Reggie & Mark for getting it done.

    Blaster was here…

  26. Centered00 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 2:55 PM
    Are you kidding me!?!

    You spend the whole off-season saying “I’m sorry for letting Derek and my team down with that broken leg thing” ~ you are currently under a contract that has your signature attached ~ and at the START of training camp you want to pull this crap!?!

    We are on the cusp on going to to the Super Bowl and you want more swag. You’re a “team first” guy… huh?

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    Cusp? Raider fans do understand they have to win in January first before they can play in February, right?

  27. Teams would be paying $12-15 million for a LT that gives up only one sack a season.
    With success comes paying players and the Raiders are about to see this next season.
    Mack won’t take a penny less than $20 million, Cooper probably another $13 mill+.
    If I was MacKenzie I would keep that O-line together as much as possible, its the strength of their team.

  28. I’m not so sure about Osemele at LT. When Penn missed the playoff game last season Osemele stayed at guard and Watson went to LT. It wasn’t pretty. Penn isn’t a great run blocker, but when you consider the pass rushers he has to face in his division, the old man did a pretty good job last year. And with Howard and Watson both gone, there isn’t much behind him. Bash him if you want, but you want him out there this season, and you know it.

  29. Wow totally not cool! The ink is barely dry on the contract you signed bro!

    For players that pull this crap I’d go ahead and give them a contract and then dock them for every missed block, broken leg, or game missed if they are injured…to the point where he’d get squat by the end of the season – take it or leave it. Make an example of him.

    If he doesn’t show up for camp, and it’s mandatory, then I’d dock his pay.

  30. jacunn2000 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 4:08 PM
    Dude has not missed a game his entire career. He’s getting old and wants to take care of his. Make him happy.
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    He missed that debacle of a playoff game against the Texans last year.

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