The Eagles have re-signed offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski to a three-year deal, the club announced. The deal is worth close to $9MM and could grow to $15MM based on incentives, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (via Twitter).
Wisniewski started out the 2016 as a reserve, but wound up starting a good number of games at left guard. Guard may be his main position these days, but he also has experience at center dating back to his time in Oakland. Wisniewski, at minimum, should continue to be a highly valuable rotational piece for Philly and a strong fill-in.
Here’s where Wisniewski could really come in handy: the Eagles are reportedly open to trading center Jason Kelce and Wisniewski could theoretically slot in as their new starting center if a deal goes down. Lineman Isaac Seumalo could also fill that role.
Pro Football Focus was fond of his 2016 performance, ranking him 39th among 72 eligible guards. The website graded Wisniewski highly for his pass blocking skills.
The Eagles are currently rostering a number of players who are capable of playing offensive guard, including Wisniewski, Seumalo, Allen Barbre, Brandon Brooks, Chance Warmack, Matt Tobin, and Josh Andrews.
I had him ranked as one of the ten best interior offensive linemen available heading into this week.
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