Raiders’ Donald Penn holding out for ‘top-10’ money

28 Jul

Holdout fever is sweeping California.

While Aaron Donald looms as a no-show for the Rams, offensive tackle Donald Penn is officially staging a holdout in Oakland.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Penn is unhappy with his contract, per a source, noting that the 34-year-old bookend wants to be paid “among the top-10 left tackles in football.”

Penn, 34, has served as a durable presence for the Raiders, starting 48 straight games for the team and not missing a regular-season start since his rookie campaign with the Bucs in 2007.

With Oakland viewed as a legitimate Super Bowl contender, players up and down the roster will seek reward for their role in turning the franchise around.

Few of those players are more important than Derek Carr‘s primary protector. Penn is bound to get a raise.

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