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Washington Redskins to sign Pro Bowl OT Donald Penn

By
Connor Grott
Former Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn (72) agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. File Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
Former Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn (72) agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. File Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI | License Photo

July 30 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins are signing Pro Bowl offensive tackle Donald Penn to a contract as All-Pro offensive lineman Trent Williams remains away from training camp.

League sources told the NFL Network and ESPN on Tuesday that Penn agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins. Financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

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Penn, 36, was released by the Oakland Raiders this off-season after five seasons with the franchise. The Raiders signed offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year contract and committed to second-year offensive lineman Kolton Miller, making Penn expendable.

Penn, who has primarily played left tackle in his career, switched to right tackle last season after the Raiders picked Miller in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of UCLA. Penn played only four games, finishing the year on injured reserve due to a groin injury.

The three-time Pro Bowler has started 174 of the 178 games he has played in during his 12-season NFL career. He spent seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was a two-time Pro Bowl choice in five seasons with the Raiders.

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Along with sitting out training camp, Williams didn't participate in the Redskins' mandatory minicamp in June over issues with the franchise's medical staff, according to ESPN. He expressed his displeasure with how the Redskins handled the removal of a growth from his head this off-season.

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