The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another move in free agency signing free agent interior offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski according to ESPN’s Tom Pelussero.
The #Steelers are signing veteran OL Stefen Wisniewski to a two-year deal, source said. He started at OG in every postseason game for KC last season, and has started for 2 of the past 3 SB winners.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 20, 2020
A second-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2011, The Pittsburgh Steelers will be Wisniewski’s fifth team in his NFL career. A two time Super Bowl champion with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, Wisniewski comes back to Pittsburgh after playing collegiately for Penn State.
One factor which makes it not the typical free agent signing for the Steelers, Wisniewski will turn 31 this Sunday. Usually only signing free agents under the age of 30, Wisniewski has both center and guard experience.
In 2019, Wisniewski had to step in and start for the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of the regular season and throughout the playoffs.
A western Pennsylvania native, Wisniewski is happy to be coming home as he posted his excitement to signing with the Steelers on Twitter.
Guess what Steelers fans...— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) March 20, 2020
I’m coming Home!!!!!
And I’m coming to win!!!! pic.twitter.com/UjPdpE9ezd
The specific financials of the contract are not available at this time, but will be updated here when posted.
Wisniewski helps fill a need lost by B.J. Finney signng with the Seattle Seahawks for a two year contract worth $8 million. Adding depth to the interior of the offensive line helps to keep the position as a high area of need in the draft in April and can now allow the Steelers to draft the best player available.
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