After 14 years in the NFL, offensive tackle Donald Penn signed a one-day contract with the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this week to officially retire as a member of the Silver and Black.
But to further commemorate the occasion, Penn wore a custom shirt with his face in the Raiders logo while signing his retirement papers at the franchise’s headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.
A Los Angeles native who grew up rooting for the Raiders, Penn started 66 games for the franchise from 2014-18. He was named to the All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2016, the last time the Raiders made the playoffs.
“Donald came to the Raiders with a passion for the organization and he exemplified what it means to wear the Silver and Black during his five memorable years with the team,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “He was a leader both on and off the field and was held in high regard around the league throughout his career. We’re happy to welcome Donald home. He will always have a special place in this organization.”
Penn, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent, also played for the Minnesota Vikings (2006), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007-13) and Washington Redskins (2019). It’s clear which stint meant the most to him, though.
Photos courtesy of @Raiders on Twitter.