The deal Donald Penn was looking for didn’t come while he was holding out of training camp. It didn’t come in the two weeks prior to the season after he reported. But it is coming soon. And it’s more than just a reworked deal, according to Ian Rapoport. It’s a 2-year extension.
#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
A two-year extension would suggest two years on top of this year in which he is already under contract. That’s considerable for the 34-year-old veteran left tackle. Especially considering just an offseason ago, he was not in high demand, re-signing with the Raiders to a meager 2-year deal for a left tackle of his caliber.
It was after outplaying that contract and being named to the Pro Bowl that he held out for what was reported to be top ten left tackle money. With a $5.9 million base salary, it would mean nearly doubling his pay to do it. We’ll see what the numbers bear out once the deal is done.