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Offensive lineman Donald Penn reportedly remaining a Raider

Offensive lineman Donald Penn reportedly remaining a Raider

It's been an up-and-down roller coaster free agency period for the Oakland Raiders starting left tackle Donald Penn. 

The veteran left tackle originally signed a two-year deal with the Raiders in 2014, saying he wanted to retire a Raider but talks were reportedly not going well as of late. 

Things must've changed quickly as San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur said Tuesday night that the team was close bringing ack the 33-year-old left tackle.

https://twitter.com/VicTafur/status/709999781100314624

Now that appears to be true, as with NFL Media's Ian Rapoport saying the two sides have come to a deal.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/710069656820838400

This all came together after Rapoport reported that Penn was slated to make his first visit of the free agency period, to the New York Giants.

The Raiders signed free-agent prize Kelechi Osemele early this month, and the re-signing of Penn will seemingly put Osemele at the right guard position but keep him along as much-needed depth along the offensive line. The Raiders will seemingly have one of the top offensive lines in the league, something Rapoport seems to agree with.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/710072037901996032


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