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Wiz played rookie season with torn labrum

An impressive rookie season guard-turned-center Stefen Wisniewski has gotten even more impressive considering the circumstances.

Although Wisniewski played every game and didn’t turn up on an injury report for a shoulder injury, it turns out he was playing with a torn labrum incurred during training camp.

It’s all a bit mysterious, with Wisniewski a willing contributor. Asked which shoulder was injured, Wisniewski said, “I’ll leave it up to your imagination.’’

Following the season, Wisniewski had what coach Dennis Allen termed a “procedure,’’ although the surgery was major enough that he won’t line up at center and get any action until the Raiders report for training camp in Napa on July 29.

“It’s getting a little boring just standing around and watching,’’ Wisniewski said. “I’m getting a lot of mental reps, but I’ve got to get healthy first. It looks like I’ll be more than good to go by camp.’’

Wisniewski was originally drafted to play center, with the Raiders opting to move him to left guard in order to get Samson Satele on the field. He started at center in place of Satele in a Thursday night win over San Diego, and is looking forward to the position switch.

“It’s nice to kind of be the boss of the O-line in there, making calls,’’ Wisniewski said. “You get to be in charge, which is nice. It’s a good position. You’ve got to be athletic, you’ve got to be smart, you’ve got to be tough. I like it a lot.’’

Wisniewski feels the switch to a zone blocking system fits in with the skill set of the linemen.

“You’ve got to be able to move,’’ Wisniewski said. “If you look at our O-line, that’s one thing we can do across the board. We can move, we can run, we’re athletic. I think it’s going to work for us, especially with the speed we’ve got at running back.’’

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  • TxRaider210

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    739.TxRaider210 Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    @737 Running into Ivey would be like a smart car hitting a tanker imo

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    LMAO……Run left, or right…..but not up the middle.
    ———————–
    Well they say he’s meaner than hell too.lol You hate to piss off a dude, in a game, that massive imo

  • http://out-of-whack 909RaiderLifer

    Bspn, and NFLN are are devoting a lot of time talking about Ocho getting cut today..

    Hardly a mention about Tim Teb……. my bad there he is, on NFLN…

  • PlunkforHOF

    Degnarlious… for your viewing pleasure, or in case you’ve forgotten..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0bcuJtA1w

  • TxRaider210

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Bspn, and NFLN are are devoting a lot of time talking about Ocho getting cut today..

    Hardly a mention about Tim Teb……. my bad there he is, on NFLN…
    —————
    What happened to Timmy?

  • PlunkforHOF
  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 5th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Don’t worry Seymour. This newbie will go away.

    That’s why this blog went to hell cuz of newbies and foreigners.
    $$$$$$$$

    LMAO
    Now that’s funny!

  • TxRaider210

    Plunk he was only a G away from almost calling him Degnarlious! lmao

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Beeech,

    I have stalkers who seek my attention, so what should I do? I’m sure you have exp from all those strippers who are stalking you.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    O Diggity

    As one of the Founding Fathers of the PM Party Patrol, you’ll always have blog boners like KrappyRat and his man-servant Peemore Bust trolling after you

    Best thing to do is smoke a phat doobie, crank some 2 Kewl 4 Skool, then smoke another doobie.

    If that doesn’t work, try cranking 2 Kewl 4 Skool before you light the 1st doobie

  • Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I used to go get worm inside the walk-in cooler.
    =======================================

    This is always going to be fresh.

  • Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    so what should I do?
    =======================================

    Poor Raider HO crying like a biatch.

  • TxRaider210

    Dang, my gf’s mom just purchased a bird named “Ricky” after Ricky Martin. WTF kind of life is that for a bird? I need to find a decent last name for this fella.lol

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Beeech,

    I like that, and thank you for the good advice.
    2K4S, Smoke, and repeat!
    PMPP is the Shiznet!

  • DutchRaider77

    Dang, my gf’s mom just purchased a bird named “Ricky” after Ricky Martin. WTF kind of life is that for a bird? I need to find a decent last name for this fella.lol

    ____________________________________________________

    Do you like birds(?), if no, I suggest Dudley!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Ricky Ricardo!
    Lucy! I’m home!

  • TxRaider210

    He won’t reside at my place Dutch, but you have to pitty him. Dudley>Martin lol I like them, but outside ..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL Dutch.

  • TxRaider210

    Maybe I can film this bird, put him behind a Ricky Martin track, and see if his dancing skills are worth the forty bucks they paid for him..

  • DutchRaider77

    Maybe I can film this bird, put him behind a Ricky Martin track, and see if his dancing skills are worth the forty bucks they paid for him..

    ____________________________________________________

    One of my sisters is a little crazy…about 25 years ago my parents gave her like $3500 bucks to by a car and she bought a bird instead. The kicker was the bird hated my sister, attacked the cage and threw it’s pooh at her. My parents were pissed and she ended up giving the bird away…

  • Raidernationdave

    This is for you Jim:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q93R5EQVOLI&feature=share

    ++++++++++++++++++

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    If you guys get a chance go on You tube and watch “even the troops are waking up”
    Good points and great speech, well worth the 4 1/2 minutes of your life it will take to watch it.
    Not trying to get all poliical but the guy makes some great points. IMO

  • Raidernationdave

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    One of my sisters is a little crazy…about 25 years ago my parents gave her like $3500 bucks to by a car and she bought a bird instead. The kicker was the bird hated my sister, attacked the cage and threw it’s pooh at her. My parents were pissed and she ended up giving the bird away…

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I guess she really “flipped” the bird, eh Dutch?!

  • TxRaider210

    @Dutch That’s one crazy bird. That’s why I don’t own wild animals..one minute you think the animal is awesome, the next it’s flingin poop at ya!

  • DJ Johnny

    2K4S saved my life.

  • TxRaider210

    @773 LOL

  • JLofty

    That’s afunny story Dutch. I get the feeling I am going to regret asking, but what’s with the Dudley?

  • eastoaklandraider

    Cam newtons skill set is very simular to that of Terrell pryor cam is more accurate at this point but if pryor can step up that part of his game he is the better athlete so why can’t he be just as good as cam or better. I for one am excited about TP.

  • DutchRaider77

    That’s afunny story Dutch. I get the feeling I am going to regret asking, but what’s with the Dudley?

    _________________________________________________

    TxRaider210 wanted a last name for the bird, thought he would want a Raider feel, so I suggested our former stone handed TE Rickey Dudley from the OHIO State…

  • TxRaider210

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Cam newtons skill set is very simular to that of Terrell pryor cam is more accurate at this point but if pryor can step up that part of his game he is the better athlete so why can’t he be just as good as cam or better. I for one am excited about TP.
    ————————–
    I’m excited too about TP, he just needs time imo. Not only can he run fast, but can throw a mean stiff arm as well.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Go Buckeyes!
    lol

  • DutchRaider77

    Cam newtons skill set is very simular to that of Terrell pryor cam is more accurate at this point but if pryor can step up that part of his game he is the better athlete so why can’t he be just as good as cam or better. I for one am excited about TP
    ______________________________________________

    Me too! I kinda would like to see him play a little WR in the short run. The dude is a great athelete and anytime he lined up the opponent would think trick play. But, I know that many would feel this insulting and could potentially retard his development as a legit QB. Thought the Kordell Stuart was a pretty cool overall story…

  • TxRaider210

    @777 LOL Works for me all day.

  • Raiders for life

    Pryor is like food.
    You can have 4 hour slowly smoked ribs or do you want a microwaved frozen dinner.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Tx name the bird Cooper.
    remember the pidgin, covering the kick off
    it was just after Marques Cooper had died
    There my friend is your Raider connection.

  • TxRaider210

    Cooper is great also! That bird was the extra man on the field that day

  • R8ER MIKE

    Oh yeah. Good evening Nation!!!

    Hope your beers are cold & your buds are green!!!

    GREEN PARTY RULES.
    PMPP in control!!!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol or name it Word!!
    cause everybody knows bird is the WORD!!!
    lol lol…, ask O he will tell ya!!!

  • TxRaider210
  • Monster Balls

    :P

  • Raiders for life

    Michael Huff ‏@Huffy247
    I’m at the airport on my way back to Dallas and this old lady keeps winking at me…I might give her @JacobyFord12 # and act like its mine

    #######################

    Good to see these guys can fk with each other.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Lol @ Raiders For Life.
    and hell yeah. it means they are gelling!!!

  • http://demitassechicago.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Poor Sanjay Lal. He’s already getting yelled at by Santonio Holmes:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/07/report-santonio-holmes-had-mini-meltdown-at-jets-practice/

  • http://demitassechicago.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Looks like the league wants a Lebron/Durant match up in the finals. More bad officiating.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I’d like to see the Lebron – Durant matchup, too.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Michael Huff
    @Huffy247
    I’m at the airport on my way back to Dallas and this old lady keeps winking at me…I might give her @JacobyFord12 # and act like its mine
    3:41pm – 7 Jun 12

    Michael Huff
    @Huffy247
    I mean she’s kind of cute for a 70 year old woman
    3:44pm – 7 Jun 12
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL
    Maybe Huff likes Gummer Hummers too!?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Bird us the word! lol
    Long live the ODB!

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol sounds like Huff is a ODB too!!
    he just scored points in my book!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    And good evening my Green Party brother

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Huff is a dirty bastard.
    You are an ODB!!
    LOL

  • http://demitassechicago.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    KoolKell Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    I’d like to see the Lebron – Durant matchup, too.
    ——-
    F*ck Lebron.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Reece resigned (Raider for life); Mr. Bryant resigned (probowler), Raiders will have a 1st round draft pick next off season, Raiders signed half our draft picks equals Reggie has everything under control!