Jaguars sign center Stefen Wisniewski
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed center Stefen Wisniewski, the team announced Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Wisniewski signed a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.
Wisniewski, 26, spent the first four seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders, starting all 61 games he played in. He played the last two seasons in Oakland under offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who is now the Jaguars' offensive coordinator.
Wisniewski reportedly underwent shoulder surgery in the off-season after playing through a torn labrum last season.
A second-round draft pick of the Raiders in 2011 out of Penn State, Wisniewski played 15 of his 61 career games at guard. Wisniewski is expected to compete with Jaguars' second-year center Luke Bowanko.
"We had the opportunity to spend time with Stefen earlier this month and remained in contact with him with the hopes of getting a deal done," Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said in a statement. "We are excited to get him on board before we officially start our off-season conditioning program next week.
"He gives us great position flexibility along our offensive line as he has started at both center and guard during his career. He has a familiarity with our offensive system and brings a lot of experience to our offensive line room."
- Mike Fiammetta