The Eagles technically re-signed Wisniewski to a three-year deal, but not until he had already hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Wisniewski, 28, was originally selected in the second round (No. 48 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. After playing through his four-year rookie contract with the Raiders, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent. Despite playing center for most of his career, the Jaguars opted to play him primarily at guard in 2015. Wisniewski would hit the open market once again, eventually leading to his initial signing with the Eagles last offseason.
Wisniewski turned out to be a very useful player for the Eagles in 2016. Not only did he start six games, but he provided a solid, veteran presence behind starting center Jason Kelce. It’s been reported that the Eagles could be interested in trading Kelce this offseason. If the 29-year-old center is moved, Wisniewski would be a logical fill-in at center while Allen Barbre and Isaac Seumalo compete for the starting job at left guard.