Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) rushes past Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn (70) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. San Francisco 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders to meet with OT Donald Penn tonight, Friday


It appears that the Oakland Raiders will be quick to pursue another tackle on the offensive line after they voided the contract of Rodger Saffold following a physical on Wednesday night.

According to multiple sources, the Raiders will be meeting with recently released Tampa Bay tackle Donald Penn after the Bucs secured the services of Anthony Collins earlier on Thursday.

Penn will be a cheaper and likely less injury prone option compared to Saffold and the Raiders seemed to have no problem spending the money committed to Saffold on pass rushers Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley already today. With a tackle already signed in Austin Howard it is looking like Reggie McKenzie is planning on bringing in veterans on the edges of both trenches in the early stages of free agency. Penn also has interest in Washington who already have swiped defensive lineman Jason Hatcher from the Raiders after a visit in Oakland, so expect McKenzie to try his best to lock up a deal with Penn before he leaves Oakland tomorrow.

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  • Jose Espinosa

    If he’s good and not injury prone, then please raiders get him

  • Luis Hernandez

    We missed out on hatcher, so we better sign this guy. We still have a lot of holes to fill, and this would definitely bolster up our o line. I would’ve signed hatcher instead of Woodley, but what’s done is done.

  • KloverJane

    This guy’s an animal out their. Remember he blocked for Doug Martin. And kept Freemans fantasy numbers up there in 2012. Hatcher would have been nice too. Let the circus begin…again. The Autumn Wind Cometh!

  • Fernando Maestas

    Raider fans are all bent because RM isn’t spending. We are barely in day 3 and RM brought in Woodley, Tuck and Howard . 1. Howard is a Bonified RT that is a bohemith run/ pass blocker with 0 injuries. Also, he has started 32 games in a row. Tuck is a 2 time SB winner and Woodly has also won SBs and all 3 can play! All I keep seeing is a bunch of fan sites complaining that their teams lost these guys. Say what you want about the Raiders being crap… What ever… Their are crappier teams that had more of a chance and still sucked. Really, Raiders will be still spending when all the other teams in the NFL will have nothing. Look around at all the no names being signed by all these teams that have fans talking crap on the Raiders. Theirs tons of players that are awesome that most these teams can’t even afford to fly these guys out for a man to man interview. Raiders still have the most money and lots of teams are still making cuts just to have enough money to just breath. Worry about your own teams problems… And if you are a Raider fan, chill out and just enjoy the ride and let the NFL hate… Not you! One more thing… RM let Houston and Veldheer “test” the waters but unlike usual players that want to stick around, they never negotiated or even let The Raiders match what their new teams were offering so chill out on RM; their mind was made up and never called back. They had been in talks since the minute free agents were aloud to speak with teams. Good riddance! And get over it! Nation.. Do your homework and make up your mind… First, you’re pissed we went and got Saffold, and then you are pissed we saved 21million in guaranteed money by not signing the injured player. We saved money by not signing a possible lemon. Mark pulled the plug anyhow! Note: History shows that the week after free agency begins, players become very affordable… Great players at that! This next week should look a lot better. Remember how we got all this cap space and understand we were only $4.5 million under the cap only because 2012s carry over last year so we knew we weren’t going to have a good season. Also, the lack of available QBs were even worse last year in FA; hence the Flynn trade… We didn’t have many options and the Flynn idea would have also been a failure for Seattle had they not drafted a GEM in Wilson; yeah… they one a Superbowl.. RM saw that WIlson was legit and that Flynn wasnt playing because of it. Flynn was traded to Seattle to WIN. RM has got us in a really good spot to start this beast up. We’ve been dead for a long time but we finally have enough cash to truly upgrade ever single position…yes we do! Every single one! Now; RM is still addressing the trenches and hes bringing in another Bohemith of a Tackle… a PRO BOWL left tackle at that, who is very durable… has a streak of 108 consecutive starts! 6’5 340lbs that can move and like the other signings were; is a cap casualties that their respectable prior teams couldn’t afford anymore. This ship has a lot more seats and we can afford to fill the seats and will. Per NFL cap rules, we have to spend 89% and that’s enough to sign nothing but house hold names who all started start to finish of last year! As free Agency dies down, the Raiders will still be pillaging the NFL for cast offs like the days of old now that we finally can. Keep bringing them in Mark and Reggie! Hate on… we just docked!

  • Don

    Thank you, raider nation lost their patience, let’s let this season play out and be on top again

  • Gary Hall

    Fernando, way to bring some sense to this post! Tired of all the emotional whining within the Raider Nation…slowly but surely falling into place. We finish strong in FA, have a good draft, and it’ll be all good!

  • Randy

    Wasn’t Hatcher a DT

  • Luis Hernandez

    Yes he is, I was just saying that we missed out on yet another FA.

  • KloverJane

    I agree. I’m not a pessimist but Veldeers loss will haunt. Those are some mighty big shoes to fill. All 6 foot 8 of him. Watch him protect Carson again. Last year they were the first team to beat Seattle at home in two years. Veldeer gives him time to throw now. We needed him. It flat out sucks ***.
    Both west coast divisions are stacked with talent. Look who’s at the bottom of both. I’m not waiting for Peyton to retire or the Cards in the SB again. I want action. Bold loud moves like Marcel Reece has said. In no uncertain terms. We need to rise now. The line must me drawn here. The Autumn wind cometh or our ship continues to the depths like the ExxonMobil Valdez.

  • Ervin Barrentine

    Way to go Raider Nation! believe in the process!

  • Randy

    Ya all good. Wouldn’t Aron Donald or Marquise Lee look good in Silver @ black?plus an extra second round pick= Garapalo or best Corner.

  • tony

    I was upset because 1 lamar houston wasnt brought bach, valdeehr to me was ok he is gone too jany inguries, sannfold was brought in but he was over payed and good thing he didnt pass physical. Now we heedv wide receivers, ofencive line. Now im on boardvwith rm I beleive he can make good choices. Go raiders

  • Tom Mitchel

    LOSING VELDEER WILL NOT HAUNT US.VELDEER WANTED TO LEAVE!!SO WE MOVE ON . WE WILL BE FINE .IT’S NO EXXON VALDEZ .GO FOR ALEX MACK AND WE GOING TO FILL A LOTS OF HOLES TO BE A BETTER TEAM JUST WATCH AND SEE THE HORZION THE SHIP COMETH

  • ROBERT FORD

    Come on RM,make a deal with Donald Penn,sign Woodson,he deserves the respect,he will be the leader of a much better D

  • M Dot

    We need to go get Charles Brown (Saints) and Marquis Jackson ( Twin of Denver’s Malik Jackson) both guys very underrated Brown is a former RT turned LT and Jackson is a DE

  • Orlando Munoz

    I commend RM for sticking to the board. Great guyz coming in. It’s gonna be a sweeter look. These guyz actually love the game. When all is said & done, teams will no longer look at us and automatically chalk up a win. Maybe now we can keep a team where all our players are known for doing their job. Have & keep a Jersey for more then 1-season. Lol. But seriously RAIDER NATION has definitely improved, big time.