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Donald Penn Raiders contract details not quite what was originally reported

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Just after Donald Penn signed with the Raiders, it was reported to be a 2-year, $14 million deal. Usually the initial figures are revealed by the agent, and they tend to give out the max deal numbers. The actual base numbers on Penn's deal are a bit lower, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

Even the original numbers seemed pretty reasonable for a starting left tackle, even one who will be 33 years old. The actual numbers show over $2 million in the total contract unless Penn reaches incentives. Those incentives are very likely starts, which, barring his getting benched, shouldn't be an issue for Penn who hasn't missed a game in his career and has started every game since early in his rookie season.

Also in the details is a weight bonus. At 340 pounds, he is the heaviest of all the Raiders starters. It could be the team either wants him to bring his weight down a bit -- perhaps to 330 like most of the Raiders' offensive linemen -- to keep him lighter on his feet. Yes, I fully realize how strange it is to say 'light on his feet' when discussion a player 330 pounds.