Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn (70) at the line of scrimmage against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Free Agent T Donald Penn Leaves Oakland Without Deal, Heading To Visit Washington


According to a report, free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn left Oakland without agreeing to a deal with the Raiders and is scheduled to visit with the Washington Redskins this weekend.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter:

 

Penn was released Thursday after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent Anthony Collins. Penn made 108 straight starts at left tackle for the Bucs after winning the job four games into the 2007 season and was a Pro Bowler in 2010.

He signed a six-year contract with the Bucs after that Pro Bowl season and was scheduled to make $6.75 million in 2014. His pass protection slumped last season, but the 31-year-old became the best tackle available on the market when he was cut.

The 6-foot-5, 340-pound Penn was an undrafted free agent out of Utah State in 2006 and spent time with the practice squads for both the Vikings and Bucs in 2006 before making the 53-man roster for Tampa Bay in 2007.

Penn, who will be 31 on April 27, has also been an infrequent weapon in the passing game, with three career receptions and two touchdown catches. He scored a one-yard touchdown on Nov. 11 in a 22-19 win over Miami on a tackle-eligible play and also caught a touchdown pass in 2010 against the 49ers.

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  • Brian Huth

    No big loss. Just sign one of those big studs in the draft.

  • PK

    That’s such a waste to use our picks on lineman that could have been secure with a tag