Raiders get one injured lineman back
Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Oct. 23, 2013
The Raiders' wounded offensive line healed up a little bit as starting center Stefen Wisniewski returned to the field for practice in Alameda on Wednesday.
Heading into the bye week, offensive line coach Tony Sparano was left with just right tackle Khalif Barnes remaining at the position he started the week six matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Wisniewski originally injured his knee against the Washington Redskins in week four and was replaced by backup veteran center Andre Gurode. The team found itself in a dire situation when Gurode went down with an injury of his own, causing guard Mike Brisiel to kick even farther inside and handle the center position. With the make-shift offensive line in week six, starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor found himself sacked nine times at the benefit of the Chiefs' pass rush.
The return of Wisniewski kicked Brisiel out to right guard as the starting offensive line at Wednesday's practice was as follows (left to right): Khalif Barnes, Lucas Nix, Wisniewski, Brisiel, and Matt McCants.
McCants will remain the teams starting right tackle until Tony Pashos can return from his hip injury.
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