The Eagles have officially re-signed guard/center Stefen Wisniewski to a three year deal. Kudos to BGN alumnus Mike Kaye for reporting yesterday the Eagles had interest in bringing Wisniewski back.
Wisniewski, who turns 28 later this month, was signed last year to a one year, $1.5 million contract and appeared in 12 games, with 6 starts at left guard as the team shuffled through lineup changes in the wake of Lane Johnson’s suspension and injury to Allen Barbre. Prior to signing with the Eagles in 2015, Wisniewski was a 2nd round pick by the Raiders in 2011 and started 61 games in Oakland, as a left guard in his rookie season and then as center for the final three. He then spent 2015 in Jacksonville as the starting center.
The contract is worth $9 million with incentives up to $15 million, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Eagles OL Stefen Wisniewski's deal worth close to $9m over 3 years but he can make almost $15m if he hits incentives, source says— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2017
Wisniewski’s 2016 contract had a $1.25 million playing time incentive, which he hit, bringing his total contract to $2.8 million.
In addition to the returns of Brandon Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, and Allen Barbre from last year, the signing of Chance Warmack yesterday and the January signings of guard Dallas Thomas and center/guard Josh LeRibeus, this likely spells the end of Jason Kelce’s tenure with the Eagles.
UPDATE: Sounds like Wiz could be replacing Kelce directly.
Re: Wiz-Eagles. I'm under the impression Wisniewski starts at center in Philly. Bigger, younger & cheaper with tons of starting experience.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) March 10, 2017