Donald Penn, Raiders Nearing Deal

Offensive tackle Donald Penn is closing in on a deal with the Raiders, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (on Twitter). Landing Penn, of course, would be a huge help for Oakland after the departure of Rodger Saffold.

The Buccaneers cut Penn earlier this month, dropping most of his $7.5MM salary for 2014 and signing Anthony Collins in his stead. Cutting ties with the soon-to-be 31-year-old left Tampa Bay on the hook for just $1MM in dead money. Ever since he was cut loose by Tampa Bay, speculation was rampant that he would wind up with either the Redskins or the Raiders. While Penn met with Washington yesterday, it appears that he has found a home in Oakland.

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