Texans showing interest in Donald Penn

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With free agency not offering what some teams are looking for, they’re eager to comb through the discard file in search of starters.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are interested in former Raiders left tackle Donald Penn.

The 35-year-old Penn was deemed surplus to requirements after the Raiders did a cannonball as soon as free agency opened for Patriots left Trent Brown.

Penn’s been to three Pro Bowls, and isn’t coming off his best season. He was moved to right tackle to make room for rookie Kolton Miller, and a groin injury limited him to four games.

But that would still make him the head of the class in Houston, where they allowed a league-high 62 sacks last year with a revolving cast of tackles.

3 responses to “Texans showing interest in Donald Penn

  1. 1. Plays offense line? Check
    2. Didn’t “play” for us last year? Check
    3. Doesn’t have a future as a matador? Check
    4. Has a pulse? Check

    We’ll take him.

  2. At the very least he would provide some depth and leadership to our young tackles. I think Davenport will take another huge leap forward this offseason, so the real question is whether Rankin is ready for the RT spot. Penn would be great as a swing tackle and a veteran to provide leadership.

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