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Muhammad Wilkerson | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Temple
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / NYJ
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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
Source: ESPN.com

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Jets LE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is questionable for Week 14.

Wilkerson missed Wednesday's practice, but he got in limited work the rest of the week. He will likely play, but he has not been an impact player this season.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Colts.

He suffered a setback in Saturday's practice, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him out. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Devin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, OL Dakota Dozier, WR Jalin Marshall, and NT Steve McLendon. Rontez Miles will start for Pryor.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) suffered a setback in Saturday's practice.

Wilkerson practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but sat out Saturday. The late-week downgrade has him looking on the doubtful side against the Colts. The Jets are also expected to be without S Calvin Pryor (concussion), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), and LB Lorenzo Mauldin (doubtful, ankle) this week.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is practicing Thursday.

Wilkerson sat out Wednesday's session, but the Jets are just managing his reps. As long as he can wake up on time for meetings, Wilkerson should play this week.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:34:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson missed the team's Week 7 walkthrough, as well as a defensive meeting where his teammates "had a cake to celebrate his birthday."

It's why Wilkerson was suspended for the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Wilkerson had similar issues in 2015, earning a similar ban. Coach Todd Bowles is running out of patience with the Jets' season in the gutter. Wilkerson's five-year, $86 million contract is fast looking like a giant mistake.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

He was questionable. LT Ryan Clady (shoulder) is also active. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, TE Kellen Davis, ILB Darron Lee, ILB Bruce Carter, C Nick Mangold, OG Brent Qvale, and TE Eric Tomlinson.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is questionable for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Wilkerson was able to get in a limited practice Friday, but it was his first work of the week. He will likely be a game-time decision.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed session in a row. It is a downgrade after Wilkerson was able to get in a couple limited practices before playing last week. He will need to get in some work Friday to have a shot at playing. Coach Todd Bowles has hinted he's a game-time decision.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Jets declared DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) active for Week 8 against the Browns.

Wilkerson could be limited, but his presence is a big boost for a defense without CB Buster Skrine (knee) and LB Darron Lee (ankle). New York also declared C Nick Mangold (ankle), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle), LB Bruce Carter (quad), OL Brent Qvale (neck), and QB Christian Hackenberg inactive for Week 8.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) is a game-time decision for Week 8 against Cleveland.

Wilkerson was held out last week, but should return after getting in two limited practices. The Jets will be without CB Buster Skrine (doubtful, knee). Wilkerson could be on a snap count if he plays.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 09:06:00 PM

Jets declared DE Muhammad Wilkerson, WR Jeremy Butler, QB Christian Hackenberg, LB Darron Lee, QB Bryce Petty, RT Brent Qvale and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins inactive for Week 7 against the Ravens.

An ankle injury kept Wilkerson out of two of the Jets' three practices this week. Rather than having him play on a snap count, Wilkerson will sit this one out in hopes of returning next week against Cleveland. Ryan Clady (shoulder) and Nick Mangold (knee) are both active for the Jets.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 11:50:00 AM

Coach Todd Bowles said DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) will be a game-time decision.

Wilkerson was held out of Friday's practice, but it sounds like the Jets were managing his reps. His Week 7 status will come down to how he feels in pre-game warmups. Wilkerson could play fewer snaps if active.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) is in danger of missing Week 7.

Wilkerson has performed far below expectation on the Jets' underachieving defensive line this year, but his loss would still be significant against the Ravens, upgrading Terrance West's matchup slightly. Wilkerson did not practice on Friday, and afterward coach Todd Bowles indicated the injury is getting worse.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:11:00 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano expects DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) to play in Friday's preseason game.

Coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Wilkerson's status, but he's reportedly looked fine in practices. The Jets will likely limit his reps if he plays this week. Wilkerson should be close to fully healthy.
Source: SNY
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 05:41:00 PM

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