Raiders hope to re-sign LT Donald Penn


The NFL Scouting Combine is over, but the Oakland Raiders are just getting started.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that after signing punter Marquette King to a long-term deal, the team has shifted its focus to Donald Penn.

The Raiders hope to lock up their veteran left tackle to a long-term deal, knowing that Penn will be coveted on the open market once the Buffalo Bills franchise tag bookend Cordy Glenn.

He's no spring chicken, but Penn logged a solid season protecting quarterback Derek Carr, a campaign that saw the 32-year-old blocker start 16 games and finish as the 10th-ranked player at his position, per Pro Football Focus.

The durable Penn hasn't missed a start since his rookie season in 2007. Oakland's pursuit of him only highlights how tough it is to find reliable help at left tackle in the NFL.