Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn (70) catches the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Donald Penn to visit Oakland Raiders


After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a deal with former Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive tackle Anthony Collins, the Buccaneers attempted to trade veteran offensive tackle Donald Penn, but instead, simply released Penn.

Penn, who made the 2011 Pro Bowl as an alternate, has had some solid moments with the Buccaneers and was expected to be interested in joining the Oakland Raiders. Penn is from Los Angeles  and the Raiders have a hole after they nixed their deal with Rodger Saffold, who had agreed to a five-year, $42.5 million contract.

The Raiders are, in fact, interested in Penn and he is flying to Oakland to start a visit with the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Penn went undrafted in 2006 out of Utah State and eventually signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He made his NFL debut as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played seven seasons, in 2007.

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  • erik

    Sweat reggie just get him cheap buddy!!! No crazy deals at best fair no crazy surplus spending hes not a prized gem but he seems solid pay him decent nothin more,so far were up on our signs with cash keep it going

  • KloverJane

    Penn is not injury prone and blocked for Doug Martin. He’s a fool if he doesn’t take the payday in Oakland. The autumn wind cometh!

  • Raider Grant

    Smart moves are required from here on. Stumbling out the gate is pathetic, but still time to pull off decent free agent acquisitions. Go Raiders