Donald Penn

The Oakland Raiders recently asked Donald Penn to take a pay cut, and the sides have agreed to a team-friendly deal with higher guarantees.

Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the news of the updated agreement.



Penn, a Pro Bowl left tackle in both 2016 and 2017, underwent surgery for a Lisfranc fracture. The injury happened toward the end of last season against the Dallas Cowboys.

For a while, it seemed that could lead to the end of his Oakland tenure. However, the Raiders still have Penn in their plans moving forward.

According to Spotrac, the 35-year-old would’ve had a cap hit of nearly $8.4 million this season with only $3 million guaranteed. With the new contract, that number is likely to rise. In return, Oakland should have increased cap flexibility in the future.


David Kenyon
Writer for Sportsnaut and Bleacher Report, mostly covering college football as well as the NFL, NBA and college basketball.