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Stefen Wisniewski | Center

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: Penn State
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The Raiders plan to let free agent C Stefen Wisniewski test the open market.
Wisniewski isn't expected to be re-signed after the Raiders failed to get an extension done during the season. He's been a full-time starter since entering the league in 2011 -- missing only three games over the last four seasons. 25-year-old Wisniewski should draw interest from multiple teams. He's seeking a contract in the range of $3 million annually. Feb 6 - 7:03 PM

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The Raiders are "optimistic" C Stefen Wisniewski (knee) will return in Week 8 against the Steelers.

Oakland will still be without LT Menelik Watson (knee), LG Andre Gurode (quad), and RT Tony Pashos (hip), but at least is getting back its triggerman on the interior offensive line. Darren McFadden (hamstring) is also returning at or near 100 percent coming off the Raiders' Week 7 bye to face Pittsburgh.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski suffered a sprained knee in Sunday's loss.

"Sprained knee" is an exceedingly broad term, but it sounds like Wisniewski will be out for at least Week 5. That would leave Alex Parsons for center duties against the Chargers. It would be yet another blow to the Raiders' injury-ruined run game.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Stefen Wisniewski (shoulder surgery) will start at center for the Raiders in Week 2.

Wisniewski dressed and backed up in the season opener but has been working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Alex Parsons started at center for Oakland in Week 1. Wisniewski's return should help out an offense that mustered up just 45 yards on the ground last week.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 06:17:00 PM

Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski (shoulder surgery) is a full participant in camp.

Wisniewski missed the Raiders' entire offseason program as he recovered from his operation, but should be a full-go for the preseason. A second-round pick last season, Wisniewski had a rough year as the Raiders' left guard, but will man his more natural position of center in 2012.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 01:13:00 PM

Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski played his entire rookie season with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Wisniewski is missing OTAs after postseason surgery, though he's expected back at 100 percent for training camp. The 48th pick in the 2011 draft, Wisniewski graded out as a mediocre pass blocker and poor run blocker as a rookie left guard. He's moving back to center -- his natural position -- for the 2012 season.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 06:58:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen revealed that C Stefen Wisniewski underwent a surgical procedure on his shoulder after the season.

There's no word on the severity, though Allen did mention that Li'l Wiz isn't "all the way back." The implication is that the Raiders' new center should be fine by the time training camp rolls around.
Tue, May 15, 2012 02:31:00 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie confirmed that Stefen Wisniewski is slated for a move to center this season.

Veteran Cooper Carlisle is expected to move to left guard with newcomer Mike Brisiel slotting in at right guard. Wisniewski was rated by most analysts as the top center in last year's draft; the transition should be smooth.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 06:51:00 PM

Second-round rookie Stefen Wisniewski appears locked in as the Raiders' starting left guard.

It was thought that Wisniewski would initially play center, but Samson Satele was re-signed to play that role. Although the Raiders lost Robert Gallery in free agency, their power-running scheme is in good shape. Their offensive line looks like: LT Jared Veldheer, LG Wisniewski, C Satele, RG Cooper Carlisle and RT Khalif Barnes.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 11:49:00 AM

Rookie C/G Stefen Wisniewski has been so impressive in training camp that coach Hue Jackson plans to find him a starting job, even if it means moving to left guard.

"He's a very tremendous player," said Jackson. "We drafted the right guy. He has all the qualities that we were looking for. He's everything that I thought he would be." Jackson noted that Wisniewski and third-round RT Joseph Barksdale are both "getting it done," so the Raiders could end up with two rookies starting up front.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 11:06:00 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with second-round C/G Stefen Wisniewski on a four-year, $4.135 million contract.

The deal includes a $1.507 million signing bonus. Wisniewski steps into the midst of controversy as his uncle is the Raiders' assistant offensive line coach. Some draft analysts had an undrafted grade on him, but the Raiders used a second-round pick. Regardless, he'll have a chance to compete with Samson Satele for the starting center gig.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 01:25:00 PM

SI's Tony Pauline passes along feeling amongst NFL teams that the Raiders reached for C/G Stefen Wisniewski at the No. 48 overall pick.

Writes Pauline, "the Penn State senior would have slid into the fourth frame" had the Raiders not taken him. "The belief amongst most is nepotism was at play." Wisniewski's uncle, Steve, is the Raiders' assistant offensive line coach. Pauline's belief echoes that of PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who insists Wisniewski had an undrafted grade from some teams.
Wed, May 18, 2011 02:59:00 PM

The Raiders will give second-round pick Stefen Wisniewski every opportunity to start at center as a rookie.

Wisniewski can play guard and center, but the Raiders will start him out as a center, and apparently give him preference over returning starter Samson Satele if he looks good in training camp. Satele was offered a second-round tender before the lockout, but reporter Vittorio Tafur thinks Oakland may rescind it.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 10:54:00 AM

Raiders selected G/C Stefen Wisniewski with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

The Raiders truly love Wisniewski, but this reeks of a legacy pick as his father was a 13-year legend in Oakland from 1989 to 2001. Many scouts had him projected as a third- or fourth-rounder. On a positive note, the Academic All American is a rock-solid technician with the versatility to start immediately at guard or center. Center Samson Satele is arguably the top returning starter up front, so Wiz should start out at guard opposite Bruce Campbell.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 07:24:00 PM

NFL opinions on Penn State G/C Stefen Wisniewski are reportedly so mixed that some teams give him a second-round grade, while others would only consider him as an undrafted free agent.

According to Pro Football Weekly draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, the "consensus" is that Wisniewski will go in the fourth round. Regardless, our belief that 21st overall, as the K.C. Star suggested, would be much too high for Wisniewski appears warranted. We do believe he still has a shot to go in round two.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 08:37:00 PM

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