The Raiders are pointing toward the future by reuniting with a figure from their past.
Eight-time Pro Bowler Steve Wisniewski has returned to the Raiders as an assistant offensive line coach. The team announced the move earlier today.
“Steve is my shining star,” Raiders coach Hue Jackson said. “His intensity, passion and vision were right in line with what I’m looking for. He was a great Raider player and I am looking forward and excited about working with him.”
“I’m back with my first love, the Oakland Raiders,” Wisniewski said. “I’m thrilled to be working in the building again for the Silver and Black and helping to shape the future of the offensive line.”
Wisniewski, a second-round pick in 1989, played 13 seasons for the Raiders. He had a reputation for dirty play during his career.
“Wiz is probably the dirtiest offensive player of all-time,” said one of his teammates, according to ESPN.com.