Just ahead of the Raiders’ home opener, Donald Penn gets assurances it will be his home for a few more years with a more satisfactory contract. He and the Raiders have reached an agreement on a 2-year, $21 million extension, according to Ian Rapoport.
The #Raiders and LT Donald Penn have agreed to terms of a 2-year, $21M extension, sources say. He gets guarantees into 2018.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
This is an extension, not just a restructure, which means it is on top of the one year he had remaining, keeping the 34-year-old in a Raiders uniform until 2019.
Key for #Raiders & LT Donald Penn: If he plays well in 2017, he gets guarantees into the final year (2019). Avg $10M in final 2 years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
Penn has not missed a regular season game in his career, though a knee injury in the team’s season finale last year cost him the Raiders’ playoff game in Houston. It was the first game he had missed in what is now going into his 11th season in the NFL.
He also made the Pro Bowl last year. And when you have a player with that kind of play streak at a high level, you put conventional wisdom aside with regard to his age.