Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski practiced for the first time in more than three weeks on Wednesday afternoon. That's a huge boon for an ailing offensive line that was in shambles during its last game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Wisniewski missed two games and nine consecutive practices, and the line fared worse without him.
His return actually improves two spots along the line. Wisniewski immediately reclaimed his spot as first-team center, which allowed Mike Brisiel to move back to right guard. He was forced to play center for the first time in his NFL career against the Chiefs.
Backup center Andre Gurode, who injured his knee at Kansas City and prompted Brisiel’s position switch, remains out. Right tackle Tony Pashos (hip flexor) worked on the side, an encouraging sign after he missed the Oct. 6 win over San Diego and most of the Chiefs loss with injury.
Rookie offensive tackle Menelik Watson (calf) remains out, with no timetable for his return.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen will update injuries for the first time in 10 days after Wednesday’s practice.