Lockout hits Wisniewskis

The strange reality of the NFL lockout has hit the Wisniewski family.

You would think Oakland assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski and his nephew Stefen Wisniewski would be having joyous conversations this weekend. Well, they better be careful now that the Raiders took Wisniewski with the No. 48 overall pick. Wisniewski will be Oakland’s starting center as a rookie.

As a rule of the NFL lockout, coaches cannot have any connection to their players. However, there is some wiggle room for family members. The Wisniewskis can talk, just not about football.

What else would these two want to talk about these days?

This awkward situation is not unique. Bruce and Kevin Matthews are experiencing the same situation in Tennessee and with the Giants. Offensive lineman Chris Snee is the son-in-law of Giants coach Tom Coughlin.