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New home for Bucs tackle: Raiders ink Penn



Longtime Bucs offensive tackle Donald Penn, released by Tampa Bay on Thursday as part of an offensive line overhaul, has landed with the Oakland Raiders, according to the NFL Network's Albert Breer.

Penn, 30, had started 108 consecutive games for the Bucs, who cut him loose after finding a new left tackle through free agency in Cincinnati's Anthony Collins. It's a return home in a sense for Penn, who is from Los Angeles. The Bucs also cut veteran guard Davin Joseph last week and signed Evan Dietrich-Smith from the Packers.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but it's likely less than the $6.75 million base salary he was due to have with Tampa Bay. He's the fifth Bucs free agent to sign elsewhere, joining FB Erik Lorig (Saints), LB Adam Hayward (Redskins), LB Dekoda Watson (Jaguars) and OL Ted Larsen (Cardinals).

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:09pm]


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