Raiders sign Wisniewski, four other 2011 draftees


The Raiders just wrapped up signing five of their remaining six draft picks, including second-rounder Stefen Wisniewski. Offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale is the only one of Oakland’s eight draft picks who hasn’t signed, but he is expected to do so in the next few hours.

Running back Taiwan Jones and wide receiver Denarius Moore signed Wednesday. Wisniewski, cornerbacks DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa, receiver David Ausberry and tight end Richard Gordon inked deals Thursday. All seven are expected to be at practice this afternoon.

Barksdale arrived in the Bay Area on Wednesday morning. He is thought to be in Napa awaiting word from his agent that a deal has been consummated.

The Raiders hold their first practice at 3:30 p.m.


Steve Corkran