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Oakland Raiders Sign T Donald Penn To Two-Year Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed T Donald Penn to a two-year contract extension through 2019, the club announced Friday.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Penn has played in 161 career regular season games with 157 starts, all of which are consecutive. His 157 consecutive regular season starts are second most among active offensive linemen.

Last season, Penn was named to his second Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games at left tackle. In helping the team win 12 games and return to the postseason for the first time since 2002, Penn and the rest offensive line played a major role for an offense that finished sixth in the NFL in total offense.

Prior to joining the Raiders, Penn played eight seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, appearing in 112 games with 108 starts. Penn was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 before being signed off the practice squad by the Buccaneers later that season.

A native of Inglewood, Calif., Penn attended Utah State, where he started 44 consecutive games at both tackle positions for the Aggies.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Donald Penn Reinstated

ALAMEDA, Calif.Oakland Raiders T Donald Penn has been reinstated to the active roster and the team has waived DE Jimmy Bean, the club announced Wednesday.

Penn has played in 160 career regular season games with 156 starts, all of which are consecutive. Last season, Penn was named to his second Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games and helping the offense finish sixth in the league in total offense.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have made the following transactions, the club announced Saturday.

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ON ACTIVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Conley, Gareon                      CB                   6-0      195     R          Ohio State

Feliciano, Jon                          G/C                 6-4      325     3          Miami (Fla.)

Ward, Jihad                             DL                   6-5      295     2          Illinois

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ON ACTIVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Edwards Jr., Mario                 DE                   6-3      280     3          Florida State

Irvin, Bruce                             LB                    6-3      250     6          West Virginia

PLACED THE FOLLOWING PLAYER ON RESERVE/DID NOT REPORT LIST:

Player                              Pos.             Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Penn, Donald                          T                      6-4      315     12        Utah State

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Re-Sign Left Tackle Donald Penn

Photo by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed T Donald Penn, the club announced Thursday.

Penn signed with the Raiders in March 2014 after eight seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over the last two years, he has started all 32 games at left tackle for Oakland, extending his remarkable streak to 144 consecutive games played and 140 consecutive starts with the Raiders and Buccaneers. His 144 straight games played and 140 straight starts, both of which date back to 2007, are tied for second and third, respectively, among active NFL offensive linemen.

Last season, Penn was a key part of an offensive unit that produced four Pro Bowlers – QB Derek Carr, WR Amari Cooper, RB Latavius Murray and FB Marcel Reece. Cooper became the first Raiders to reach 1,000 receiving yards since 2005 and Murray the first Raider to reach 1,000 rushing yards since 2010.

He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 before being signed off the practice squad by the Buccaneers later that season. The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder was named to the Pro Bowl after the 2010 season.

The Inglewood, Calif., native attended Utah State, where he started 44 consecutive games at both tackle positions for the Aggies.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Jack Del Rio On Day 3 Of Oakland Raiders Training Camp; First Day In Pads

All photos by Shawn Jonas

Napa Valley, California – The Oakland Raiders 2015 Training Camp Day 3 was their first in pads. It was time for Head Coach Jack Del Rio and the rest of the coaching staff to get a good look at the players being more physical and in different sets of drills.

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COACH DEL RIO’S ASSEMENT ON DAY 3

“As coaches, you know what you want it to look like in the end, and so we’re just focused on teaching, and growing, and developing and all those things. I thought the energy was good. We’re a long way from being clean, a lot of work to do.”

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DEL RIO, MICHAEL CRABTREE AS ADVERTISED

“I think Mike is a proven player. I think you’re seeing a guy that’s a good player making some plays out here. That’s what he should do. That’s what he will do. It’s been great to see, but that’s kind of what we expected when we brought him here.”

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THE DEFENSIVE BACKS

“They are young. There’s no denying that. They are young. There weren’t many veteran corners available. The best option, in our opinion, was to develop. That’s what we’re doing. They are young and we need them to grow up. We need them to come along and develop, and I like the way we’re working at it.”

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THE OFFENSIVE LINE

“We’ve got a big, strong group of men in our offensive and defensive lines. We’ve got some big, active men so it’ll be good tape to go over. It’s day one in pads. There were some good things, some things we’ll be a lot better at, but I like the eagerness. We have an eager team. They’re working hard and it’s just day one.”

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RUNNING BACK MICHAEL DYER MAKING BIG STRIDES

“I think Michael has done a nice job developing from what we saw in the spring to where he is now. He’s more comfortable. He’s more accountable, more dependable on special teams units, in the offense, and every now and then he’ll pop through there and show some of that speed that he has. I think he’s off to a nice start.”