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Raiders may be without starting CB Carlos Rogers The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. It's another blow to the NFL's 31st-ranked defense, which has been plagued by injuries and poor play. The winless Raiders have already lost three defensive starters - defensive end LaMarr Woodley, middle linebacker Nick Roach and strong safety Tyvon Branch ...

Injury Report: Nine Raiders Questionable For Seattle Game This Weekend Do the Oakland Raiders have nine bodies to spare on Halloween weekend for their game in Seattle against the defending champions? Of course not. But that's the spooky truth the Silver & Black faces as they prepare for the Seahawks this Sunday. The Raiders are winless and will need a lot of tricks and treats to capture their first victory of the season against Seattle.

Raiders vs. Seahawks preview The Seattle Seahawks return home this Sunday to CenturyLink Field to face a winless team in a game that should be an easy victory for the Seahawks. The Oakland Raiders are 0-7, just trying to find a way to get on the right track. The Seahawks are 4-3 after a victory in Carolina they hope ends some of the doubts surrounding the team the past two weeks. ESPN.com Raiders reporter Bill Williamson ...

Raiders-Seahawks Preview The Seattle Seahawks might have issues on and off the field, but whatever state they're in is better than that of the winless Oakland Raiders. Looking to build on a much-needed victory, the Seahawks try to hand the visiting Raiders a 14th consecutive defeat Sunday. Still grasping the effects of the Percy Harvin trade and dealing with reports of locker room division, Seattle (4-3) avoided a third ...

Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick The Oakland Raiders will be big underdogs when they visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and remain the last winless team in the NFL following a 23-13 loss at Cleveland last week. The Raiders are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as double-digit underdogs while the Seahawks are 12-4-1 ATS in their past 17 as double-digit home favorites since 2003.   Point Spread: Seahawks opened as ...

Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan The  Seattle Seahawks  had a not-so-inspiring 13-9 win over the  Carolina Panthers  over the weekend for the third time in as many years. Seattle's offense erred on three trips to the red zone and toiled to score just one touchdown in the game.  That Seattle's offense made a defense that had allowed 37-plus points in four of its last five games is a bad sign for an offense that appears to be ...

Shutdown Corner NFL Power Rankings: The Oakland Raiders' scary 0-16 question Shutdown Corner's post-Week 7 power rankings.

Oakland Raiders Can't Give Derek Carr a Pass for Offensive Struggles Quarterback Derek Carr is not the problem with the Oakland Raiders in 2014. In fact, he’s one of the few players the 0-7 Raiders can build around, but that actually creates a different issue for the franchise. The Raiders have to evaluate Carr without making his supporting cast the scapegoat for all of his problems. This is true now, and should continue to be true through next season no matter ...

Five Questions, Five Answers: Oakland Raiders  We're back with another edition of Five Questions. Five Answers, this week focusing on Seattle's opponent Sunday, the Oakland Raiders.

Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season. The only thing lacking so far from Mack is something he was supposed to get frequently: a quarterback sack. Through seven games, Mack is still seeking his first sack despite being compared to pass rushing specialist Von Miller when he was drafted fifth overall in May. ''It's something that's kind ...

Steve Wisniewski
 Steve Wisniewski

Oakland Raiders #76
Offensive Guard
College: Penn State Rookie Yr: 1989
Ht., Wt.: 6'4", 305
Contract Status: Inactive
NFL Exp.: 14
Born: April 7, 1967 in Rutland, VT

For 12 years, offensive guard Steve Wisniewski dominated the left side of the offensive line. At one of the most under-appreciated positions, Wisniewski was recognized for his work by being selected to eight Pro Bowl selections. During his tenure, the Raiders made the playoffs five times. Described as a “technician,” Wisniewski was an athletic lineman, who ran well, and had quick feet.

Interview With Steve Wisniewski

Raiders.com: When did you start playing football?

Steve Wisniewski: I started playing football in the 7 th grade back home in Houston, Texas.

Raiders.com: How did you become a Raider?

Steve Wisniewski: I was drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft out of Penn State University. I was a part of the 1986 National Championship team and earned my degree in Marketing in four years.

Raiders.com: What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?

Steve Wisniewski: It meant that I would have to uphold a tradition of excellence. It was an honor for me. I had great role models in Howie Long (1981-93) and Matt Millen (1980-88) and they guided me.

Raiders.com: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?

Steve Wisniewski: Playing in the 1990 AFC Championship game.

Raiders.com: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?

Steve Wisniewski: The first time I was selected to the Pro Bowl (1990). It was an honor to represent the Raider organization.

Raiders.com: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?

Steve Wisniewski: Definitely. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's (1995-00) church, so I see him on a weekly basis. I also keep in touch with Greg Biekert (1993-01), Don Mosebar (1983-94), and Robert Jenkins (1994-96).

Raiders.com: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?

Steve Wisniewski: The (Kansas City) Chiefs. They were in our division and there's always been a long-standing rivalry between us.

Raiders.com: Do you still attend any Raider games?

Steve Wisniewski: I get to a couple of games every year. This past season I worked for the Raider TV network. I did some pre-game commentary before one of the pre-season games. It was a thrill to represent the Raider organization from a different angle.

Raiders.com: What are you doing now?

Steve Wisniewski: I'm very active with my family. I'm married with three kids. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's church as a Children's Ministry Leader. I also have a full-time job selling software for CIMA Systems. We sell business development software for use in the auto industry. I started working here after my football career ended.

Raiders.com: Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?

Steve Wisniewski: Just a heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their years of encouragement, it was an honor to represent you and the Raiders.



 

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