UPDATE: Donald Penn is still in Richmond, and the Redskins are still trying to sign him.
Veteran left tackle Donald Penn is still in Richmond and there is still hope that a contract gets signed with the Redskins, per source.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) July 27, 2019
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.
Person with knowledge of such things says essentially it’s gonna be in Donald Penn’s hands whether or not he signs.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 26, 2019
Was told last night money is gonna be a factor. Apparently the workout went well enough that it will come down to the number.
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.
Robinson played three games with Jags last year. He was originally drafted by the Lions in the seventh round of the 2015. Redskins are trying to sign one of them, but it depends if either wants to sign— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 26, 2019