The Oakland Raiders are on the cusp of locking in one of their offensive stars for the future.
According to reports, the Raiders are close to finalizing a two-year deal with left tackle Donald Penn.
#Raiders & LT Donald Penn are closing in on a 2-year extension, sources say. Should be done this week. He showed up, they kept their word.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2017
Penn is currently on the second and final year of a two-year extension worth $14 million. That contract paid dividends for the Raiders, as Penn earned his second Pro Bowl selection in 2016.
Penn, 34, has been a reliable veteran for years now. Penn was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2007-13, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010, before joining the Raiders in 2014.
Amongst Penn's more notable moments with the Raiders last season was a touchdown against his old team.
We don't expect Carr to be giving Penn many more looks like that, but he sure will help give Carr protections to help power the high-scoring offense.
Penn infamously held out this offseason, much to the ire of Raider nation. This is a huge step in the right direction.