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.
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
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.