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Donald Penn’s pay is average for a starting left tackle, which Raiders see as too much

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Concudan, Aug 8, 2018 at 2:12 PM.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.c...ng-left-tackle-which-raiders-see-as-too-much/

    Posted by Michael David Smith on August 8, 2018, 4:51 PM EDT
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    The Raiders are asking left tackle Donald Penn to take a pay cut, which is interesting because he’s not particularly highly paid, by starting left tackle standards.

    Penn’s cap hit this season is $8.38 million, which puts him 16th among left tackles. That means he’s right in the middle of the league’s starting left tackles.

    Of course, it’s possible that part of the reason the Raiders want Penn to take a pay cut is that they don’t see him as a starter. He’s currently on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from foot surgery, and the Raiders may be ready to move on and make rookie first-round draft pick Kolton Miller their starting left tackle.

    The Raiders would still owe Penn $3 million, the portion of his base salary that is guaranteed, if they release him. So Penn may be in no mood to renegotiate his contract, knowing that if he refuses, he still gets at least $3 million this year. It’s easy to see why Penn would feel that a league-average salary for the job he does isn’t too much to ask for.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    Starting to look like chemistry may be an issue...
     
  3. LABoltFan

    LABoltFan Bunker Transplant

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    Cheap ownership
     
  4. RamAirVA

    RamAirVA New Name, Same Attitude

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    Hmm...sounds familiar, does it not?
     
  5. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers..Go Raiders, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Oh well...cut him and start Kolton Miller.
     
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    The Chargers starting left tackle is averaging $13.25 million a year while Penn is averaging $9.35 million.
     
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    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers..Go Raiders, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Trying to free up more $$$$ for the Mack truck.
     
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    Yeah that's a smart move. They gotta pay Mack and they drafted an olineman.
     
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    plus 25mil guaranteed

    hope for the chrgr fans that that dude is the real deal
     
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  11. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    If Mack gets $22 milion, you know Aaron Donald will get $24-25 million at least...... you can bet Bosa is licking his chops for end of 2019....even a Bosa fifth year option by the Chargers will be one year, $20 million. Bosa will love the holdout if needed, LA will be paying out big time.

    Chargers could see this and will doubtfully not sign up Rivers for two years at another $23 million each.
    Big City, big prices, Spanni. :eek::p:p
     
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    Big City, big prices, Little Itty-Bitty Spanni :laugh:
     
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