Raiders OT Donald Penn said that the new Buccaneers regime, headlined by General Manager Jason Licht and Head Coach Lovie Smith were not upfront with him regarding his eventual release
“The way Tampa did me kind of left a bad taste in my mouth,” Penn said on Sirius XM radio, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I kind of wish they were on the schedule, but they’re not.”
- Smith adds that Penn thinks that the Buccaneers mislead him regarding his future with the team.
Penn did stress that he appreciates the opportunity he was given during his eight years in Tampa, but there was clear some resentment in his tone.
Penn, 30, was cut loose by the Buccaneers after they signed Anthony Collins last week, but eventually signed with Oakland for $4.8 million over two years. Penn would have made $6.5 million in 2014 alone with Tampa.