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Steelers officially announce the signing of Stefen Wisniewski

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After announcing the signing of Derek Watt earlier in the day, the Wisniewski deal is the second outside addition to become official for the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their second free-agent acquisition official by announcing the signing of offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski.

Last Thursday night it was reported Wisniewski was returning home to join the Pittsburgh Steelers’s. Playing at Central Catholic High School and then for the Penn State Nittnay Lions, Wisinewski is happy to return to his hometown team has he posted on Twitter the night the signing was reported.

Wisniewski brings a veteran presence and two Super Bowl rings into a Steelers offensive line group who is looking to rebound after a disappointing 2019 season. With the retirement of left guard Ramon Foster, Wisniewski will be given the opportunity to earn a starting position for 2020. Not only does Wisniewski bring experience and depth, it comes at a bottom-dollar price as his contract did not even reach the threshold of penalizing the Steelers in the compensatory formula.

While Steeler fans have known for almost a week that Wasniewski was joining the squad, being able to conduct business in the NFL in these trying times has pushed many official announcements back as teams wait on physicals and other factors in having players sign on the dotted line. In fact, it was a tweet from Sunday on Wisniewski‘s 31st birthday which may have summed up perfectly how business is having to be conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopefully when society gets back to some normalcy which we all hope is sooner than later, Wisniewski will have a better chance to connect with his Steelers’ teammates. Known as a high character player, the excitement of this Steelers addition into the locker room is encouraging, yet alone his play on the field.

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