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Donald Penn

Last Sunday’s game against Detroit was disappointing. Not because I predicted the Lions to win and they did, but disappointing that Tampa Bay wasn’t able to put up much of a fight. The 27-20 Lions victory was not as close as the score would indicate. Tampa was bullied up front and quarterback Matthew Stafford was… Read More

The Buccaneers have won seven of the last ten meetings with the Lions, but Detroit leads the all-time regular season series 28-25. Tampa also prevailed 20-10 in a wildcard playoff win in Tampa during the 1997 season. The teams first met in 1977, a 16-7 Lions victory at the Silverdome. The Bucs’ first win over… Read More

Filed under a Buccaneers camp confidential report, NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche who visited practice had some morsels of information that shed light on the thought process of how general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris are building a bigger more physical team that’s on the rise with a legitimate chance to win… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released their first depth chart of the 2011 season. The official depth chart gives fans a glimpse, into the minds of the coaching staff. The first thing many need to remember is that its fluid and will evolve over the course of training camp and the pre-season. Basically nothing is set… Read More

Starting left tackle Donald Penn who was looking forward to nurturing Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round pick, defensive end Adrian Clayborn was said to have been working harder then he’s every worked before in practice. Penn who arrived at camp in the best shape he’s been since becoming a starter for the Bucs has had… Read More

Former Superbowl winning Coach, Brian Billick, of the Baltimore Ravens who is now a FoxSports.com commentator surmises the Buccaneers would be completely content with losing former first-round pick and oft-injured running back Carnell Williams, as he’s not a priority once free agency begins. Starting left tackle Donald Penn who spoke with Ira Kaufman of the… Read More

It was just last week, that Bucs starting left tackle Donald Penn was apologizing to his quarterback, Josh Freeman at half time against the Panthers for the lack of protection being provided to the second year signal caller. Now a week after having to apologize, Penn laid an egg against the Steelers. Penn, 27, an… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed disgruntled starting left tackle Donald Penn to a six-year $48 million dollar contract extension with $20 million guaranteed, before the team took to the practice fields at one Buc Place to kick off their first practice for the teams 2010 training camp. On the surface many believed the Bucs caved… Read More

It seems no matter where you surf on the web or what radio station you move the dial too the past few days. There have been reports that starting middle linebacker Barrett Ruud is frustrated with the teams’ decision to extend Donald Penn and not him. Ruud who dodged the media following Penn’s contract extension… Read More

The Buccaneers were able to come to contract terms with two prominent pieces to there rebuilding project. By signing third overall pick Gerald McCoy to a five year contract worth a maximum value of $63 million dollars, with $35 million guaranteed. Donald Penn who had threatened to hold out signed a contract extension that will… Read More

Often criticized starting left tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Donald Penn and his agent, Rocky Arcineaux  have agreed on the parameters of a long-term contract extension, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com citing a league source Friday. Penn who has voiced his displeasure over the lack of a long term lucrative contract extension… Read More

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced that they have signed 10-year veteran, free agent guard Keydrick Vincent to a two-year contract. Vincent, 32, was a starter for the Carolina Panthers for the past two years. To make room on the roster for Vincent, the Bucs released rookie guard Sergio Render. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Vincent has a… Read More

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ at a real contract impasse with starting left tackle Donald Penn, who wants a long-term contract extension, many are watching closely as the situation unfolds.  Penn, 28, who has started 44 games at left tackle has sat out the entire offseason in the hopes of landing a long-term contract refused… Read More

In an article that appeared in the St. Petersburg Times, today, Times Staff Writer, Stephen Holder opines that the five key players to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers improvement for the 2010 season are Tanard Jackson, Kellen Winslow, Aqib Talib, Cadillac Williams and Donald Penn ostensibly Holder doesn’t feel like the play of quarterback Josh Freeman… Read More

Restricted free agent, left tackle Donald Penn, has been the angst of Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik’s ire here of late. But after Dominik made disparaging remarks in what’s been described as an “off-the-record” setting, the two men squared off in a face to face meeting, at the teams annual Fan Fest Saturday… Read More