NFL Insider Mike Garafolo had reported earlier today that the Eagles are going to sign veteran center/guard Stefen Wisniewski, who they was in town talking to the Birds last week. Before he get finish getting his tweet out the Eagles made it official and have signed the veteran offensive lineman to a one-year deal.
Wisniewski should be a valuable addition to the Eagles because he could be a starter at the left guard position and also backup center Jason Kelce, which would add valuable depth on that offensive line. The one-year deal means put up or else for the veteran. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to have players, who are put on the spot.
I think the Birds have drastically improved their offensive line in 2016, if they start off with a healthy Jason Peters at left tackle, Wisniewski at left guard, Kelce at center, Brandon Brooks at right guard and Lane Johnson at right tackle. They need Peters to be healthy, but I definitely like the moves they have made.
I think that’s a major improvement because you’ve upgraded you guard positions from Allen Barbre and Matt Tobin. Barbre has proven to be a solid backup, but he gets exposed as a starter.
Wisniewski was a former Penn State All-Amercian.
By the way, the Eagles signed Tobin today to a one-year deal. He’ll get the chance to fight for playing time. The career backup got his chance to start a year ago and didn’t do much with it. He struggled and has to know that he must do some major improving in order to see the football field.