The Redskins have free agent offensive tackle Donald Penn at their team facility in Ashburn this afternoon and they want to make him their new right tackle. Here is a report from Fox Sports writer Ross Jones.
Former Bucs OT Donald Penn is still in Washington, per source. Weather delays have affected schedule. Word is they are going after him hard.— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) March 17, 2014
The trick in these negotiations is getting Penn to accept playing right tackle after he has played left tackle for his entire six-year NFL career. It's not so much making the switch itself, but playing right tackle usually pays less than defending your quarterback's blindside from the left side of the line.
We will keep you posted on the status of things and report if anything breaks.