Stefen Wisniewski brings veteran line help to Kansas City Chiefs
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski in the wake of recent injuries, including Andrew Wylie.
The Kansas City Chiefs went right to work on bolstering the roster after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday night to the Indianapolis Colts—along with a host of injuries.
With their second signing of the day, after bringing in defensive lineman Terrell McClain, the Chiefs have signed veteran offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, per Adam Schefter.
Wisniewski should be familiar to Chiefs Kingdom after seeing him enter the NFL with the Oakland Raiders back in 2011 as the team’s second round pick. Wisniewski started 61 games for the Raiders for four seasons before leaving in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s spent the last three years with the Philadelphia Eagles, winning a Super Bowl back in 2017.
Wisniewski joins the Chiefs at a key time where they are weathering major issues along the offensive front. Andrew Wylie, the team’s starting left guard, went down with injury against the Colts. Eric Fisher, the team’s left tackle, is also missing in action in the interim.
The Chiefs have turned to Cam Erving on the left side which leaves the team without their primary interior sub, and they also just released Ryan Hunter after a pitiful performance against the Colts. To that end, center Austin Reiter has also struggled to replace Mitch Morse in the middle.
Wisniewski gives the Chiefs an experienced starter at both left guard and center, so not only can he immediately help with injury needs, but he can also challenge for long-term reps as the season goes on. He is 30 years old.