Five days after a report surfaced that the Oakland Raiders wanted left tackle Donald Penn to take a pay cut, Penn has agreed to give up some money to make sure he stays on the roster, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Raiders and LT Donald Penn have agreed to terms on a small pay cut, ensuring he remains on the team, I’m told. Penn should be healthy soon and will help that O-line.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 14, 2018
The exact details of the pay cut are not yet known.
Under his old contract, Penn was due a $6 million base salary, $3 million of it guaranteed, and could have earned another $2.35 million in possible incentives this season.
In 2019, Penn was slated to have a cap hit greater than $10 million. Those are fairly high cap numbers considering Penn is entering his 14th season and is 35 years old. So we will have to see how the remaining two years of his contract are altered.
In addition to taking the pay cut, Rapoport has tweeted that Penn should be healthy soon and be returning to the offensive line after recovering from offseason foot surgery.
With Penn making his return to the unit, Raider Nation should have an exciting position battle between the veteran in Penn and the rookie Kolton Miller for the starting left tackle position to watch over the coming weeks.