The Chiefs are (finally) hosting Stefen Wisniewski for a free agent visit.
The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to look for a bit of outside help along the offensive line, and that means bringing in a familiar face in veteran Stefen Wisniewski for a free agent visit. The former Chiefs lineman was released earlier this year and is apparently coming in to see if he can help bring some stability and security to the offensive front.
Wisniewski joined the Chiefs last season after the first month and eventually took over the team’s starting left guard spot between Eric Fisher and Austin Reiter. He held down that spot through the entire postseason, helping the Chiefs offense come back in multiple playoff games to claim their first Super Bowl victory in 50 seasons.
Earlier this year, the Chiefs attempted to re-sign Wisniewski as they got the band back together for another run, but their overtures were spurned by the lineman. Instead, after growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Wisniewski decided to accept an offer from his hometown Steelers to make a long-held dream come true.
Unfortunately for Wisniewski, the dream never quite materialized. He was injured during Week 1 and subsequently placed on injured reserve. From there, the Steelers found other—younger—answers during his absence and decided to part ways with Wisniewski with an injury settlement. From there, the questions immediately were asked about a potential reunion with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs will want to make sure Wisniewski is healthy and ready to contribute, but if so, he could be a nice addition to a team that’s been toying with various lineups in hopes of helping them overcome injuries and inconsistency. Mitchell Schwartz and Kelechi Osemele are both injured, while Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Lucas Niang both opted out before the season began due to COVID-19. In their places, the Chiefs have turned to plenty of new faces including Nick Allegretti, Mike Remmers, Yasir Durant and more.
Wisniewski, who is 31-years-old, is in his tenth NFL season.