Stefen Wisniewski now an ex-Raider, signing with Jaguars


Ending what has been expected for most of the offseason, Stefen Wisniewski is no longer with the Oakland Raiders.

Wisniewski, the Raiders’ starting center the past three years and a team legacy player drafted by Al Davis, signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. He will reunite with former Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson in Jacksonville.

Wisniewski made several visits. The Raiders signed center Rodney Hudson earlier in free agency to replace Wisniewski, who reportedly had shoulder surgery earlier this offseason. The Raiders have a hole in the starting lineup at guard, but neither the team nor Wisniewski had shown any interest in having him return as a guard. He played guard in his rookie season when he was a second-round pick.

Wisniewski’s uncle, Steve Wisniewski, was a longtime standout lineman for the Raiders and he was a coach on the staff when Stefen Wisniewski was drafted. Wisniewski follows a trend of recent Davis picks who were not re-signed for a second contract.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Raiders are one of several teams in the mix for New York Giants safety Stevie Brown. Brown, who was with the Raiders in 2010, would compete for playing time. The Raiders have been looking for help at safety.