Raiders “Not Happy” With Penn Holdout, Fans Say ‘Pay The Man’
The Raiders are “not happy” about the impending holdout of Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn, according the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur.
The Raiders were made aware of Penn’s desire to be paid like a top-10 tackle, but if the team chooses not to budge, Penn could be forced to play on a salary in the bottom-third of the league at his position – or not be paid at all.
Despite lining up against many of the top pass rushers in the league, Penn gave up just one sack in 2016 and continues to be one of the most durable offensive lineman in football. He is scheduled to make $5.95 million in 2017 – the final year of his deal with the Raiders.
Given his value to the team and the uncertainty behind Penn on the Raiders’ depth chart, it would be hard to imagine the sides reaching a resolution.
As the fans go, they say ‘pay the man, Reggie!’
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