Steelers To Sign Stefen Wisniewski

The Steelers have agreed to a two-year deal with offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Pittsburgh had been searching for a new face at left guard, where Ramon Foster had been a linchpin since the 2009 campaign. Foster retired from the NFL earlier this week, leaving a massive hole along the Steelers’ front five. Now, Wisniewski will likely line up at guard in between left takcle Alejandro Villanueva and center Maurkice Pouncey.

Wisniewski, who turns 31 years old later this week, has played in 134 games since entering the NFL as a second-round Raiders draft pick in 2011. The Penn State alum appeared in 46 games with the Eagles from 2016-18 and won a Super Bowl, then joined the Chiefs last October for another Super Bowl run. Wisniewski started the final two games of the regular season for Kansas City before starting every game during the playoffs.

The Jets, whose interest in Wisniewski was reported earlier this week, made an “earnest effort” to sign the veteran guard, tweets Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. But Wisniewski, a Pittsburgh native, ultimately decided on a homecoming.

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  1. jkoms57

    Huge pickup.

    Keep Feiler at RT.

    Okorafor still has big potential, but even better as depth

  2. theeterps

    It’s actually pretty unlikely he will start. The Steelers obviously haven’t declared anything, but the belief by most is that they will move Feiler to LG, and Zach Banner will compete with Chuks Okorafor for starting RT.

    • graysondecker

      Wisniewski has over 100 starts on the interior of the line in his career. Which is over 100 more than Feiler. I’d much prefer to keep Feiler at RT and have Banner renew his rule as eligible receiver. I’d be surprised if Wisniewski would leave the defending super bowl champions if he didn’t think he’d get a starting job.

  3. Polish Hammer

    Might be from Pittsburgh but his new house is in the State College area so I’m not surprised he’s headed to the Steelers.

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