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Raiders begin offseason workouts ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

Raiders trade Pryor to Seahawks The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Monday in exchange for a seventh-round selection in next month's NFL Draft. A third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, Pryor spent three seasons with the Raiders. Fox Sports reported over the weekend that the Raiders would cut Pryor on Monday if they were unable to trade him. He ...

Seahawks acquire QB Terrelle Pryor ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis. Oakland dealt quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for a seventh-round pick in next month's draft. The Raiders fulfilled Pryor's wish to be traded a day before the start of their offseason program. Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his ...

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Terrelle Pryor traded by Oakland Raiders to Seattle Seahawks The one-time Ohio State standout is sent packing for the Pacific Northwest in exchange for a seventh-round pick in next month's NFL draft. The Oakland Raiders traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.

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Raiders trade away QB Terrelle Pryor The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.

Tuck, vets looking to revive Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. -- So what, exactly, is the Oakland Raiders' reputation across the NFL, according to three of the teams’ more respected free-agent veteran signees? “Man, the impression was they had a lot of talented players but they couldn’t finish,” receiver James Jones said Tuesday, the first day of the Raiders’ voluntary offseason workout program. Jones spent the first seven years of his NFL ...

NFL: Oakland Raiders Trade QB Terrelle Pryor to Seattle Seahawks The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks on April 21. This was confirmed by Clare Farnsworth of the Seahawks' official website: "The Seahawks added to...

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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