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.
Former Buccaneers LT Donald Penn, whom Tampa released today, is flying to Oakland tonight to visit Raiders. Redskins also interested.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2014
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.