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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
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson admitted that he expected to have a new contract already.
Wilkerson's rookie pact expires following the 2015 season. But he's certainly earned a new deal, emerging as a stud in terms of both pass rushing (15.5 sacks in his last 28 games) and run defense. Wilkerson was PFF's No. 15 3-4 DE last season and No. 3 this season -- only behind J.J. Watt and teammate Sheldon Richardson. The Jets would do well to lock up Wilkerson prior to the 2015 season. Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:23:00 AM

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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

Wilkerson's return is huge for a Jets team looking to spring the final upset of the Rex Ryan era. Inactive for the Jets are DL T.J. Barnes, OG Dakota Dozier, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, OL Wesley Johnson, S Rontez Miles, WR Walter Powell and QB Matt Simms.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) has been downgraded to out for Week 15.

Wilkerson remains week to week with turf toe. Quinton Coples will continue to play the majority of snaps opposite Sheldon Richardson.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) will try to practice with a specially designed shoe this week.

Credit Wilkerson for trying to battle through a painful turf toe injury even though the Jets' season is in the toilet. Arguably their best player, Wilkerson has five sacks and 17 quarterback hurries while dominating against the run this season.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Rex Ryan expressed some optimism Wilkerson would be able to play Week 15. Wilkerson missing is theoretically an upgrade for the Vikings' running game, but neither Matt Asiata nor Ben Tate are usable fantasy options.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 14 game at Minnesota.

Wilkerson didn't play in the Monday night loss at Miami. There's little reason to rush a core piece of the franchise back with the season in the toilet. It's a tremendous spot for the Vikings this week, as they get a Jets team waving the white flag and playing on the road in a short week.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) has shed his walking boot, but is uncertain for Week 14.

The word comes straight from coach Rex Ryan. With the Jets' season long in the gutter, they have no reason to rush one of their long-term anchors. Wilkerson is week to week.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Wilkerson is week to week with turf toe. It's an upgrade for Lamar Miller and Miami's run offense. Sheldon Richardson (back) practiced in full Saturday and is listed as probable.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is not expected to play in Monday night's game against the Dolphins.

Wilkerson was in a walking boot Monday after sustaining something "similar" to turf toe against the Bills last week. Meanwhile, stud DT Sheldon Richardson (back) is also questionable. They're two big parts of the Jets' only unit functioning at a high level right now.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 08:23:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson is undergoing an MRI on his toe.

Wilkerson suffered the injury in Monday's blowout loss to the Bills. It's obviously not a good sign that he's required an MRI, but it could just be out of an abundance of caution. Toe injuries can be very tricky. Wilkerson's status will be updated at some point this week.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson was forced from Monday night's game against the Bills with a toe injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Leger Douzable has replaced Wilkerson opposite Sheldon Richardson.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 08:52:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson left late in Monday night's loss to the Bears with a knee injury.

The Jets are calling it a bruised knee. Wilkerson is expected to be ready for the Week 4 game against the Lions, which comes as good news after he was helped off the field. 25 next month, he's PFF's No. 7 3-4 DE through three games.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson was ejected from Sunday's Week 2 game at Green Bay for throwing punches.

Wilkerson, one of the game's true rising stars along the defensive line, was part of a large scuffle following a Packers' two-point conversion. He threw a few punches (although they appeared to be open-handed) and got the boot.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:48:00 PM

ESPN New York expects the Jets to try signing RE Muhammad Wilkerson to an extension before the start of the season.

The Jets exercised Wilkerson's fifth-year club option in April, so he's under team control through 2015 at $7.2 million. There's no urgency to get a deal done now, but GM John Idzik could look to maximize leverage and extend Wilkerson while he still has two years left on his contract. The Jets have the fourth most cap space in the league at $22.97 million.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 09:27:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson isn't pressing for a contract extension.

"I would like a deal, but when it happens, it happens," Wilkerson said Tuesday. "I'm not saying I want it to be before the regular season. ... I'm going to come in and work hard and take every day like I always do." Although he's coming off a monster season, the Jets likely aren't in any hurry to extend a player they have under contract for an eminently reasonable $7.2 million over the next two seasons.
Tue, May 13, 2014 11:12:00 PM