|Sep. 13, 2017 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST3:51 PM CT0:51 UAE (+1)16:51 ETNaN:� - Penn is "closing in" on a two-year contract extension with the Oakland Raiders, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday. The deal, which Rapoport reported could be finalized before the end of the week, would keep Penn with the Raiders through the 2019 season.
Analysis: Penn ended his 26-day holdout and returned to practice last Wednesday. The 34-year-old is playing the final season of a two-year, $11.9 million contract he signed in March 2016. By comparison, at least 14 offensive tackles in the NFL make $10 million per season. The 2016 Pro Bowl selection has yet to miss a regular-season game since entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007.
|July 28, 2017 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST1:44 PM CT22:44 UAE14:44 ETNaN:� - Penn was not present at the first day of Raiders' training camp as he begins a holdout over his contract.
Analysis: Penn is slated to make $5.8 million in the final season of a two-year deal, but NFL.com reports he's seeking a salary among the league's top 10 left tackles. The 34-year-old has been a very important part of one of the NFL's top offensive lines and is one of the league's most durable players as well, having not missed a game in any of the last nine seasons.