Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/23/14
When the Oakland Raiders started their offseason activities everyone believed Stefen Wisniewski would win the starting job because he started all 16 games last season at guard. The plan was to shift Wisniewski inside to center after the team signed Mike Brisiel to start at right guard. An offseason shoulder surgery followed by a calf injury early in preseason has halted Wisniewski's development. Alex Parsons filled in during OTAs and training camp and got the start in week one. “When you come into it, and the fact that Wisniewski had played a lot last year, we kind of figured that he would be a guy we could count on,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “Then with the injury coming into OTAs and mini-camps and then the calf injury in the preseason, it kind of set him back a little bit. So it’s been a process trying to get him back. But also, Alex has functioned well at the center position. We like competition. We look for competition because it makes all of us better.” P...
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