The Jacksonville Jaguars have upgraded their offensive line by signing former Oakland Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jaguars agreed on a 1-year deal with former Raiders C Stefan Wisnewski, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2015
Wisniewski had visited the Seattle Seahawks, who traded away center Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints.
The Oakland Raiders had drafted Wisniewski in the second round of the 2011 draft, and he became a mainstay on their offensive line as he made 61 starts in his first four seasons.
However, Wisniewski’s free agency value went down after he suffered a torn labrum that affected him throughout the 2014 season.
Wisniewski returning to form will be crucial for the Jaguars’ next season as the offensive line allowed a league-worst 71 sacks.
Quarterback Blake Bortles struggled in his rookie season as a result, and success in his second year will hinge on the development of the Jaguars’ offensive line.
The Jaguars have hired Greg Olson as their offensive coordinator, and he worked with Wisniewski when coaching the Raiders offense.