New Raiders tackle Donald Penn has no love for the team that recently released him.
Appearing on SiriusXM Radio, Penn said he spoke with new Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith a couple of times after he was hired. In those conversations, he was led to believe that he’d have a role moving forward with the organization.
Then he was cut and left searching for a new team.
“The way Tampa did me kind of left a bad taste in my mouth,” Penn said on-air. ” I kind of wish they were on the schedule, but they’re not. I still appreciate what I did there in my eight years, appreciate the owners and everybody that gave me my opportunity. I built a great relationship there. But the way they did it at the end, it wasn’t right in my book. I’m a grown man and they could have treated me like a grown man.”
Penn’s new deal with Oakland is worth less than what he was making in Tampa Bay.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he’s a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.