Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn (70) reacts after they beat the Miami Dolphins for their first win at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Penn Has Signed With The Raiders, According To Reports


Offensive Tackle Donald Penn has reportedly signed with the Oakland Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

 

This report comes after Penn had met with both the Raiders and Washington last week after being cut by Tampa Bay. Penn played the first 7 years of his career in Tampa Bay and once made the Pro Bowl after the 2010 season. Numbers of the contract have yet to be released but if they are anything like the rest of Reggie McKenzie’s contracts it is very team friendly.

Penn allows the Raiders to be more flexible in the draft and not have to throw Menelik Watson into the LT position before he is ready, like I said might happen earlier. With the addition of Penn it eliminates any chance of the Raiders pursuing Alex Mack, which was unlikely to happen anyway. Expect Penn to be a very durable Tackle that will provide solid protection for whoever is under center for the Raiders next season.

This is signing improves the Raiders O-line significantly by bringing in a veteran player with Pro Bowl experience to help mentor some of the younger players on the Raiders. Another quiet but solid signing for Reggie McKenzie who is quickly starting to get in good favor with Raiders fans everywhere.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Donald Penn Oakland Raiders

  • Kenneth Adams

    Yes!!!! I wonder what the contract is!

  • Tony maez

    What’s the price tag?

  • Gus Gustoffson

    Good move…now who do we draft??

  • J.R.

    Signs are pointing to a qb raiders prefer bridgewater but I’d rather see manziel honestly

  • Brian Huth

    I agree. I think Manziel is a wildcard. He could be the next Drew Brees or Akili Smith.

  • Flip Do’Urden

    Brees was a second rounder just like the QB’s in this draft class should be.

  • Mark Shafer

    I am glad we got Penn because to get Mack we would have had to make a offer big enough not to have it matched.
    I am really looking forward to see what this team will be able to do

  • KloverJane

    Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

  • J.R.

    He is definitely a boom or bust guy but he will energize the fan base much like tp did earlier this season and might buy Reggie some time in the rebuild

  • Mark Shafer

    What no Autumn Wind today?

  • KloverJane

    Lol I was in a hurry at daughters game. The Autumn wind cometh….

  • Sammy Sanchez

    Wins will energize the fan base. Too many ?’s with any projected first round QB. A QB drafted top five should be starting caliber. Don’t see that in this draft.

  • James Schroeder

    The dude has never missed a start. What? Crazy good!!! Veldeer was good with the exception of last year when he was out 11 games and then played like shit for the remaining five. Veldeer made way too much money to be a cheerleader, we need dudes that can play every day. Sweet signing Reg.

    Looks like we’re getting our O-line

    We got our pass rushers

    We got a good veteran cornerback and a good veteran wide receiver

    So far this is turning out to be a pretty good off-season with the exception of that whole Saffold mess. I love it when a plan comes together.

  • PK

    Now we should go get Khalil Mack or Sammy Watkins and if we are lucky enough get car if still around in the second if not mettinburger or mccarren

  • Angel

    Stoked…

  • David Jones

    Another 30 year old vet whose better days are behind him. Why do our rivals sign 25 to 26 year old Pro Bowlers and we get players on the back end of their careers?