Report: Donald Penn finalizing deal with Raiders

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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.

44 responses to “Report: Donald Penn finalizing deal with Raiders

  1. Awesome! If they get this deal done, this could be one of the best OL in the league. They have so many options to move the big guys around and can have solid depth as well. I’m not going to claim they have a shot at the Super Bowl, or even the playoffs just yet, but this team seems to be on the rise. It’s an exciting time to be a Raider fan, and I hope these solid move’s bring the Raiders back to relevance.

  2. Wooooooooooo! I’m so excited I got the chills baby! Damn big red reggie mcgenzie keep up the great work I love the moves your making this offseason! Penn, jackson, hudson, osemele, Watson/ howard! That’s one of the best o-lines in the league! JUST WIN BABY!

  3. Arguably one of the 2/3 best O-lines in the league.

    If Carr doesn’t choke (i ain’t totally sold on the kid…), it’s playoffs time for the silver and black….

  4. I would now like to introduce to you the 2016 -17 AFC WEST Champion Oakland Raiiiiiders!!!! Can u say “Ground n’ Pound?!” Game, set, and match the Silver and Black r Back!!!

  5. Nice to have the big man back. Quality left tackles are hard to find. The Raiders O-line will be tough to beat. The Black Hole will be rocking in 2016. JWB

  6. Perfect! Keep Penn at LT for two more years and let KO play RG for the time being. Shore up RT with a healthy Austin and Raiders have a sick line. RNFL!!!

  7. Calling Mr. Okung… The Seahawks are waiting for you to accept their $14m for 2 years + bonus incentives to stay healthy contract.

    You don’t need an agent, just come down to earth.

  8. Hell yea man.

    We needed this. We easily got an Oline that rivals to the Cowboys now.

    We just need a FS now whether it be Reggie Nelson or that kid from the Cardinals that has solid production and room to grow..

  9. I hope that Penn isn’t grossly overpaid but as the article states, decent OLTs are a scarce commodity in FA this year so he may have the upper hand at the negotiating table. If Penn is inked to a 2 year deal then it won’t interfere with giving Mack and Carr long-term deals in the near future and it’ll give the Raiders time to draft & groom a quality young OT to become Penn’s long-term replacement.

  10. Ohhhhhhh yeah. Derek Carr got himself a helluva wall to operate behind.
    KO being as versatile as he is means he probably starts at OG then slides to LT when Penn wraps it up, right? (Which could be around week 9, maybe next year – either way, Reggie ain’t gonna mortgage the future, so whatever the contract sounds like, you can bet it leans toward favoring the team when it all shakes out) Keeping Big Penn is great news. Just seems like the logical, practical move.

    RM + JDR = already more reason to believe than the previous 12-13 years of “front office” and the draft is still to come!! BPA ALL THE WAY

  11. LMAO

    they paid $11.7 million for Kelechi Osemele to play guard!?!?!? He wasn’t even the best guard on the Ravens. (although he is a very good player)

  12. Andre Holmes and Penn resignings were huge. All we need on offense is more competition at RB. Latavius is good, be we need more consistency and less turnovers in key situations.

  13. Something else about all these FA contracts is the guaranteed money is all front-loaded (not like the contracts the Dolphins seem to sign), which means the Raiders will have salary cap room in 2017 and 2018 to sign their good young players.

  14. stevent92 says:
    Mar 16, 2016 8:30 AM
    The thrill of playing on infield dirt

    We will play in the parking lot, on the sidewalk, wherever! It’s part of being a Raider and a Raider fan, you wouldn’t understand!


  15. With 80 percent of all passing done from the shotgun or pistol, LT is no more important than RT, there IS no blindside anymore. Stupid that LT’s keep being paid more than RT, especially since the elite pass rushers are now almost all coming from the RT side — Watt, Miller, etc.
    Still, Silver and Black do now have as good a line as any in the AFC, and that IS crucial… but I have no doubt they’ll find a way to screw it up, as they have ever since Al screwed over Marcus Allen… karma still has this team in its ugly claws.

  16. As a Raiders fan I’m happy to see them reach the deal with Penn, depending on how big of a deal they’re giving him. I think the biggest reason though is that it means Osomele can play his natural position, guard. Well, hopefully it means that. Watson needs to prove he’s ready to take RT and pick up where he left off before he was injured.

    I don’t buy all of the “best OL in the league” talk I’m reading though. Still think both tackles, Penn included, have some question marks. Like the guards and center, though.

  17. ravensfan says:
    Mar 16, 2016 9:13 AM

    they paid $11.7 million for Kelechi Osemele to play guard!?!?!? He wasn’t even the best guard on the Ravens. (although he is a very good player)
    Yes but Osemele was, according to Pro Football Focus, Baltimore’s highest rated OT, which is where he will be a backup for the Raiders and perhaps eventual replacement for Penn. Besides, when your other OG is Marshall Yanda, being second best is no shame!

  18. Yep Haters….hate on…he must have fell right into Reggie laps…….another core player……staying. Now who is the odd man out…has to be between Watson and Howard

    Go Raiders…..Go Reggie….

  19. the Giants must feel like Groundskeeper Willie when he found out there was no such thing as Scotchtoberfest

  20. u4iadman says:
    Mar 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    Good signing.

    Anyone else think we need another solid RB though?
    Maybe they could use Olawale this year.. He’s a stud…

  21. Oakland fans won’t be able to enjoy this offensive line got very long if they don’t get a stadium deal done. It will be Las Vegas or San Antonio’s team soon. Oakland isn’t a legit NFL city because they can’t finalize a stadium deal.

    Hey Mark, when you move your team, leave the name and colors at the door.

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