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Stefen Wisniewski visits Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't sitting as still as it initially seemed: they're bringing in center Stefen Wisniewski in for a visit, according to Adam Caplan. Wisniewski is a versatile lineman who has also played guard, and started 61 games in his four-year career after initially entering the NFL as a second-round pick for the Oakland Raiders.

Wisniewski has played both guard and center in his career, so this doesn't necessarily means they're replacing Evan Dietrich-Smith. In fact, while Dietrich-Smith was at best okay in his first year, it's not like Wisniewski was much better this past season -- Pro Football Focus ranked him as just the tenth-best center on the market. Arguably his best season came at left guard as a rookie. Besides, Dietrich-Smith's salary this year is guaranteed -- cutting him would do the Bucs no good.

Instead, Wisniewski could simply be a competent starter at one of three interior line positions, who'd have to hold off Kadeem Edwards and others in an offseason battle. Wisniewski is far from a top-level offensive lineman, but he'd represent value and potential, as he's just 26 years old this season. So the kind of free agent the Bucs have targeted this past year.


So, moving EDS to guard seems more likely.