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Muhammad Wilkerson | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Temple
Contract: view contract details

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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan confirmed he wants to sign RE Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term deal.
Talks have reportedly picked up between the Jets and Wilkerson, but the sides remain far apart on a new contract. Sheldon Richardson's off-field issues have given leverage to Wilkerson's asking price of $12M annually. Wilkerson is expected to play out the final year of his deal if an extension isn't reached before Week 1. Aug 1 - 2:48 PM

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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson intends to play out the final year of his deal if a long-term contract isn't reached by Week 1.

As is the case with many players, Wilkerson doesn't want his contract hanging over his head during the season. Per Jets reporter Rich Cimini, "talks have picked up" between Wilkerson and the team, but a deal doesn't appear imminent. Wilkerson is expected to command at least $12 million annually in new money.
Jul 29 - 2:43 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson will not hold out of training camp.

The Jets and Wilkerson remain far apart on a new contract, but he's not going to make a stink. He'll play out the final year of his rookie deal at $6.96 million and then seek a mammoth deal in free agency. Assuming he continues to play at an elite level, Wilkerson will command at least the five-year, $60 million deal Cam Jordan got from the Saints two months ago.
Jul 28 - 11:54 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Darryl Slater does not expect Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson to hold out during training camp.

With LE Sheldon Richardson suspended the first four games of the season, Wilkerson suddenly has a lot more leverage in his ongoing contract dispute. Holding out into training camp would cost him $30,000 a day in fines, however, and likely would not get Wilkerson any closer to the long-term extension he seeks. Wilkerson's best bet is to play out 2015 on his current contract before breaking the bank in free agency next offseason.
Jul 4 - 10:03 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson will attend the veteran minicamp that opens Tuesday.

Wilkerson was contemplating skipping the mandatory sessions as he protests his contract. But he would have been subject to fines totaling $72,920 and gotten no closer to a new deal. Wilkerson's best bet is to keep his head down and hit free agency in 2016, where he'll break the bank. Cam Jordan, an inferior player, just landed a five-year extension worth up to $60 million from the Saints.
Jun 9 - 9:25 AM

Jets RE Muhammed Wilkerson remains hopeful the sides will reach a long-term deal.

"It’s a business at the end of the day and all I can do is keep doing what I’m doing, working out and staying in shape and get ready for the season," Wilkerson said. "This is new to me. Hopefully something will get done soon." Wilkerson sat out voluntary workouts, and is reportedly undecided on attending mandatory minicamp. He's owed $6.96 million in the final year of his deal.
Jun 6 - 9:34 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson remains undecided on attending next week's minicamp.

The New York Post reported Thursday that Wilkerson will show, but his agent says he's "yet to decide." Regardless of how unhappy the contract-year end is, we doubt he'll risk $60,000 in fines by blowing off next week's practices.
Jun 4 - 3:11 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to report for the start of minicamp later this month.

Wilkerson has skipped all voluntary workouts in hopes of landing a new contract. That doesn't appear to be coming his way anytime soon, and he faces the risk of being fined if he sits out mandatory minicamp and training camp. Wilkerson is scheduled to make $6.9 million in the final year of his deal. GM Mike Maccagnan said "at some point in time" he'd like to talk contract with Wilkerson.
Jun 4 - 9:05 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said "there's only a five percent chance" Muhammad Wilkerson is traded before the season.

"It's not zero because you never say "never" in the NFL," Cimini said. "It doesn't make sense to trade him because they probably wouldn't get anything in return that could help them in 2015." Wilkerson became less integral to the Jets' plans after they selected Leonard Williams with the No. 6 overall pick, but he is still one of the top 3-4 defensive ends in the league. Wilkerson has been absent from the Jets' offseason program as he seeks a long-term extension.
May 30 - 9:50 AM

Owner Woody Johnson said the Jets continue to have sporadic dialogue regarding Muhammad Wilkerson's contract.

"But it’s got to be something that works for both sides," Johnson said. Wilkerson lost some leverage in talks when USC DT Leonard Williams slipped to the Jets at No. 6 overall. Wilkerson continues to stay away from team activities as he seeks a long-term extension that includes something around $40 million guaranteed.
May 21 - 8:27 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan claims the arrival of No. 6 overall pick Leonard Williams doesn't impact the Muhammad Wilkerson situation.

Maccagnan simply said Williams was too good to pass up. No matter what he says, it was easier to pull the trigger on another interior lineman knowing Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is seeking $40 million in guarantees. For this season, the Jets can use these two beasts with Sheldon Richardson to form one of the league's most dominant fronts. We're confident Todd Bowles will scheme up something nasty.
May 7 - 7:43 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets want "multiple first-round picks" in exchange for RE Muhammad Wilkerson.

Per La Canfora, the Browns and Raiders were among the teams "monitoring" the situation prior to the draft. It's unclear if both teams remain interested, but they're two of the clubs with the most cap space and would be able to sign Wilkerson to the long-term deal he wants. There's just no way the Jets are going to get "multiple" first-round picks for a guy seeking $40 million guaranteed.
Source: CBS Sports
May 1 - 1:28 PM

The Jets may look to shop RE Muhammad Wilkerson, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

New York drafted USC's Leonard Williams with the sixth pick, which could make Wilkerson expendable. Pro Football Focus' No. 3 3-4 defensive end last season, Wilkerson is a 6'4", 315-pound behemoth who dominates against the run. There will be an enormous market for Wilkerson if the Jets make him available.
Apr 30 - 9:03 PM

The New York Daily News sees Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson as "doubtful" to be traded on Thursday night.

Teams want Wilkerson, but it takes two to tango. He's one of the best young five-technique ends in football, and a long-term building block for the Jets. The only scenario in which it might make sense for New York to flip Wilkerson would be if USC DL Leonard Williams is available at the No. 6 pick. The Jets could then draft Williams and move Wilkerson for an additional first-rounder.
Apr 30 - 11:20 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini could only see New York trading RE Muhammad Wilkerson if it's able to land USC DL Leonard Williams in the draft.

Williams is expected to be drafted right around where the Jets pick at No. 6 and could go as high as No. 2. If the Jets were able to land Williams, it could allow them to flip Wilkerson for an additional first-round pick and slide Williams in at right end opposite budding star LE Sheldon Richardson. There are a lot of moving parts, but coach Todd Bowles didn't deny Wilkerson is on the trade block.
Apr 29 - 11:17 AM

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