Originally published on SBReport.net on July 26, 2012
The Raiders announced on Thursday that Steve Wisniewski has resigned from his position as assistant offensive line coach for personal reasons.
Wisniewski was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection in his 13 years as a career Raider. Wisniewski started all 175 games of his career after being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round in the 1989 draft but was immediately traded to the Oakland Raiders.
Wisniewski has decided to continue to assist the Raiders as an ambassador. The Raiders have decided not to fill Wisniewski's position this season.
Wisniewski helped coach a 2011 Raiders offensive line that contributed to a 7th ranked rushing attack in the NFL, as well as giving up just 25 sacks, the 5th fewest in the NFL.
With the hiring of Greg Knapp during the offseason, the Raiders are moving back to a zone-blocking scheme this year, as opposed to the power-blocking scheme Oakland ran last season.
Wisniewski joined the Raiders coaching staff last season when his nephew, Stefen Wisniewski, was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. Stefen is entering training camp as the Raiders starting center this season after being the Raider starting left guard last season.