Paul Schwartz reports that free agent OT Donald Penn is not visiting the Giants on Tuesday, but is expected to meet with them later this week.
Meanwhile, Rand Getlin reports that Penn is still “very open” to returning to the Raiders next year. However, there’s still a “meaningful distance” between Oakland and Penn regarding a new deal at this point in time.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Giants are slated to bring in free agent OT Donald Penn for a visit on Tuesday.
- Rapoport adds that Penn and the Raiders are locked in a contract stalemate right now.
This is Penn’s first free agent visit since the market opened close to a week ago.
The Giants are among the teams in the market for an offensive tackle along with the Seahawks, Steelers, Jaguars and Lions.
Russell Okung is also on their radar and widely considered to be the best offensive tackle available, so dominoes could begin to fall once he’s made a decision about where he’ll be playing in 2016.
Penn, 32, finished out his two-year, $9.6 million contract that he signed in 2014 after being released by the Buccaneers and among the best available offensive tackles in this year’s free agent market.
In 2015, Penn appeared in all 16 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 10 overall tackle last season.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.