Veteran offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski will resume his career in the state of Pennsylvania in 2016 after all but it won’t be with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wisniewski, who visited with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent over a week ago, has decided to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.
Eagles expected to sign OL Stefen Wisniewski this morning, source says. Heads to Philly as guard after one year with the Jaguars as center.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 4, 2016
After playing center last year for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Wisniewski is likely to play guard in 2016 for the Eagles. The Penn State product will likely get an opportunity to start with the Eagles and that’s likely something the Steelers couldn’t offer him when he came in for his free agent visit.
It will be interesting to see what kind of money that Wisniewski ultimately gets from the Eagles as well as it’s a good bet that the Steelers only offered the veteran league minimum on a one-year deal in addition to a signing bonus that wouldn’t have exceeded $80,000.
Wisniewski is the second offensive lineman to visit Pittsburgh this offseason who has gone on to sign elsewhere as Geoff Schwartz signed with the Detroit Lions last week.