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Oakland Raiders Need to Stay Away from Champ Bailey It's easy to fall in love with a player whose name is "Champ," especially a Champ whose 16-year career has more than enough accomplishments to land him in Canton. But when that Champ is in his mid-30s, fresh off an injury-plagued season that made him tons of money, it seems as if he's a Champ who just isn't worth taking a chance on. The Denver Broncos said goodbye to cornerback Champ Bailey ...
Oakland Raiders Add Pressure During Free Agency by Not Tagging Houston, Veldheer The Oakland Raiders are less than a week away from two of their best players becoming unrestricted free agents. Defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer will both be able to start talking with other teams in just a few days, which could lead to their departures from the team. Although the Raiders still have an exclusive window to negotiate with Veldheer and Houston until March ...
Reggie McKenzie Chose This Path. Now It's Time to Deliver I've been a pretty stalwart defender of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie since he took over as the man in charge of making the football decisions at Raiders headquarters. Over the course of his tenure, however, it's started to feel like those of us who believe in what McKenzie is doing in Oakland are the last, sad survivors of a once robust civilization that has been forgotten ...
Raiders offer tender to Burnett Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) avoids a tackle by Oakland Raiders linebacker Kaelin Burnett (95) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Raiders 37-27.
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Portland Raiders? Oregon NFL fans want it A group of football fans in Oregon want their governor to actively pursue bringing the NFL to the Portland area and have set their sights on the Oakland Raiders. “NFL to Oregon” recently posted a petition to Gov. John Kitzhaber on Change.org, asking the state to at least begin exploring the possibility. “Bringing an NFL team to Oregon would dramatically increase the footprint of this state ...
Oakland Raiders 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker What will the Oakland Raiders do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up to Round 1 on May 8. We said: With more than $65 million in cap space, and positions to fill all over the roster, the Raiders are in desperate need of true playmakers.
Oakland Raiders: Do's and Don'ts in First Round of 2014 NFL Draft Like Oakland, the teams picking in the top four have plenty of needs, so it is especially difficult to predict who will still be available when the Raiders are on the clock.
McShay Mock 3.0 reax: Raiders Sticking with the Oakland-needs-a-playmaker storyline, ESPN NFL Insider draft guru Todd McShay has unveiled his Mock Draft 3.0 and adhered to such thinking when it comes to the Oakland Raiders. McShay has the Raiders selecting Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins at No. 5 overall now, after having Oakland go with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in his second mock and selecting Central Florida ...
Raiders Re-Sign Offensive Lineman Khalif Barnes The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. The 6-foot-6, 321-pound former University of Washington player has spent five seasons with the Raiders after four with Jacksonville. He has made 46 starts in […]
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.