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Update: Redskins are still trying to sign LT Donald Penn

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UPDATE: Donald Penn is still in Richmond, and the Redskins are still trying to sign him.

It was reported yesterday that the Redskins were bringing LT Donald Penn in for a workout, and now they reportedly want to sign him to a deal. Jay Gruden said today that the team would need to sign a veteran tackle, and they looked at several options.

The team's tackle depth is so thin right now that they have been using Ereck Flowers at LT, a position he failed at for 4 years. Trent Williams continues his holdout, leaving a gaping hole on the offensive line. 2nd year OT Geron Christian Sr. attended today's walkthrough, his first practice as he works to return from offseason MCL surgery.

The Redskins are trying to add the 36-year-old former 3-time Pro Bowler as a potential starter, and solid backup. This was the role Ty Nsekhe played for the last several years, and a role Christian was expected to fill going forward. The team also worked out former Jaguars tackle Corey Robinson, and could sign him if Penn wants more than Washington is willing to pay.