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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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The New York Post's Brian Costello reported RE Muhammad Wilkerson has broken off contract negotiations with the Jets.
Wilkerson had been clear he would not negotiate during the season. If the two sides cannot come to an agreement following the season, the Jets will either have to slap Wilkerson with the franchise tag or let their star defensive end hit free agency. If allowed to reach the market, Wilkerson could threaten the $60 million guaranteed Marcell Dareus received from the Bills last week. Sep 14 - 11:15 AM

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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said contract-year RE Muhammad Wilkerson and the Jets are unlikely to reach a deal before the regular season.

Wilkerson has already said he does not want negotiations to spill into the season, so this likely means the two sides will not work out a deal until next offseason. Bills NT Marcell Dareus reset the defensive lineman market by signing a six-year extension with $60 million guaranteed on Thursday. Wilkerson should be looking for something in the same range.
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 11:37 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring) returned to practice on Sunday.

Wilkerson got in some work in team drills, and coach Todd Bowles said he will play in the third preseason game barring any setbacks. Wilkerson has been sidelined since August 2.
Aug 24 - 9:03 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring) won't play in Friday's preseason game.

Wilkerson was never expected to play after suffering a minor setback last week. The Jets are taking a cautious approach with his hamstring. Wilkerson could return for next week's dress rehearsal.
Aug 19 - 4:24 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson admitted he suffered a setback with his injured hamstring.

Wilkerson has been sidelined since straining his left hamstring on August 2. An MRI did not show any tears, but coach Todd Bowles said the team would "err on the side of caution." He is unlikely to play in the Jets' second preseason game.
Source: Newsday
Aug 17 - 8:03 AM

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

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

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