Michael Silver says Donald Penn's holdout shouldn't be a 'surprise' to Raiders

Left tackle seeking a bump from his $5.8 million salary

Karl Buscheck
August 06, 2017 - 3:01 pm

With the Raiders preseason opener looming this Saturday, Donald Penn has still yet to show at training camp in Napa.

According to Michael Silver of the NFL Network, the left tackle's absence is not a development that should have caught the Raiders off guard.

"He is holding firm," Silver said, per NFL.com. "He said we are in a holding pattern, basically. This is not something that should be a surprise to the Raiders, it's something that was broached at the combine and they've been aware that Donald Penn, and I happen to agree with them, is underpaid based on productivity."

Penn has yet to appear at the silver and black's camp in an effort to land a more lucrative payday than the $5.8 million salary he's set to make this season. General manager Reggie McKenzie told Silver that he's "very confident that something will get done."

While the Raiders begin the preseason slate on Saturday on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, the team opens the regular season on Sept. 10 at the Tennessee Titans.

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