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Muhammad Wilkerson | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Temple
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is playing through a broken little toe.
He's been on the injury report with shoulder, toe, and foot injuries the past month or so and been banged up virtually all season. Ever since signing his big extension, Wilkerson has been an injured, complete underachiever. Nov 8 - 2:29 PM

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Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe, foot) is active for Week 9 against the Bills.

Wilkerson was initially considered a long shot to suit up, but managed to heal up enough on the short week. It's still possible he'll end up on a snap count.
Nov 2 - 6:51 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said "it's gonna be tough" for DE Mo Wilkerson (shoulder, toe, foot) to play on Thursday night against the Bills.

Wilkerson got off to a slow start this season, but he has been the Jets' best defensive lineman in their last two games. His absence would upgrade red-hot LeSean McCoy's matchup and also make life easier on Tyrod Taylor.
Oct 30 - 5:24 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) is active for Week 7 against the Dolphins.

Wilkerson was the only Jet listed as questionable for Sunday's game. OLB Freddie Bishop, RB Travaris Cadet, OLB Obum Gwacham, QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Jonotthan Harrison, CB Derrick Jones and TE Jordan Leggett round out the Jets' inactives for Week 7. All are healthy scratches except Leggett, who was ruled out with a knee injury on Friday.
Oct 22 - 11:40 AM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) is expected to play Week 7 against the Dolphins.

Playing through multiple injuries for weeks, coach Todd Bowles hinted Wilkerson may not play earlier this week, but he will apparently give it a go. Wilkerson has yet to record a sack through six games.
Oct 22 - 9:47 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) could sit out this week.

Wilkerson has been playing through multiple injuries. He hasn't practiced much since the start of the season and the Jets could rest him Sunday to get him healthy. Wilkerson's absence would be an upgrade to Miami's run game.
Oct 21 - 7:10 PM

Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is active to face the Jaguars in Week 4.

He had pain-killing shots in each of the last two weeks, so this has been a lingering issue for the defensive lineman. Plus, the Jets tried a shoulder harness on his shoulder and it was too restrictive, so he'll have some extra padding under his shirt.
Oct 1 - 11:47 AM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is questionable for Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Wilkerson didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but returned to a limited session on Friday. Wilkerson played through his sprained AC joint last week and we're guessing he'll do the same in Week 4.
Sep 29 - 3:18 PM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 AC joint sprain.

It's an injury he can play through, but it won't be surprising to see the Jets limit his snaps. Wilkerson has middling grades at PFF through the first three weeks.
Sep 27 - 4:45 PM

Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is active for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

He's missed some practice this week after an injury during Week 2. The Jets defense is likely going to be on the field a lot today, so we'll see how Wilkerson's shoulder holds up.
Sep 24 - 11:48 AM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is questionable for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

Wilkerson was seen stretching at the start of Friday's practice after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Earlier in the week Wilkerson said his shoulder issue wasn't a "concern," which suggests he'll gut it out on Sunday.
Sep 22 - 12:51 PM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

It is the second missed session in a row for Wilkerson, putting his Week 3 status in serious doubt. Wilkerson sitting would be a big upgrade to Jay Ajayi's matchup.
Sep 21 - 11:44 AM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Wilkerson said his shoulder issue is not a "concern." Barring a setback, Wilkerson should be available for Sunday's divisional game against Miami.
Sep 20 - 5:01 PM

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson said his leg feels "way better now than it did last year at this point."

Wilkerson broke his right leg in Week 17 of the 2015 season and never fully bounced back last year. "That was my first major injury," he said. "I didn’t have the get-off and change of direction. Just running, I was sometimes in pain in the game." Coach Todd Bowles noted the same issues, saying Wilkerson "gutted it out" last season. With the injury now behind him, Wilkerson should return to his Pro-Bowl form.
Jun 6 - 8:38 AM

Coach Todd Bowles blamed DE Muhammad Wilkerson's down 2016 on him playing hurt much of last season.

"I'm sure he played hurt most of the year," Bowles said. "We had to give him some off-days. Usually, those things take about a year-and-a-half to come back from. He came back early and gutted it out. Hopefully, he's gotten better and he can go back to being himself." Wilkerson played in 15 games, but managed just 4.5 sacks. He landed a five-year, $86 million pact last offseason coming off a broken fibula. He needs to return to pre-injury form this year.
Apr 3 - 9:33 AM

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