The Oakland Raiders managed to find a replacement for Rodger Saffold and Jared Veldheer at left tackle when they signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn, and we’re now learning more about why he made the decision he did. According to Vic Tafur, Penn was excited to be reunited with former offensive coordinator Greg Olsen, and that played a factor in his signing with the Raiders.
Reuniting with former Bucs assistant Greg Olson was another big factor in signing with the #Raiders
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 19, 2014
Olsen and Penn were together in Tampa Bay and had their best years there as well. But both fell out of favor with ownership, with Olsen being fired when the team purged itself of the Raheem Morris regime and Penn getting cut this offseason after not living up to his big contract.
Reuniting in Oakland could be good for both men, and ultimately could benefit the Raiders in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Add Josh Freeman to the mix and all of a sudden the 2011 Buccaneers offense is bettering itself as the 2014 Raiders offense.
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