Just a week ago, Rapoport reported that it was "very much up in the air" whether Oakland would trade or release Penn if he refused to entertain the notion of a pay cut.
Prior to the Lisfranc injury that ended his season in mid-December, Penn had not missed a regular-season game in his NFL career. Still playing at a high level, he has earned Pro Bowl selections in each of the past two years.
The twelfth-year veteran, who began his career under Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay, is expected to begin practicing soon. That would bolster the offensive line, allowing Miller to kick over to the right side.
If Penn recaptures pre-injury form and Miller holds his own in his NFL debut season, the offensive line might just be the strongest position group on Gruden's team.