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Muhammad Wilkerson | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Green Bay Packers
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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Packers agreed to terms with DE Muhammad Wilkerson, formerly of the Jets.
Wilkerson shopped his wares on visits with the Redskins and Chiefs, but a reunion with old Jets DC Mike Pettine was always in his best interests. Wilkerson had a very-public falling out with Jets management the past two years, but he remained an effective player on the field, and was dominant during his time with Pettine. Wilkerson is only 28 years old. He'll add disruptive interior ability against both the run and pass to a defensive front that needed help. Mar 13 - 8:24 PM

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CBS' Jason La Canfora reports free agent Muhammad Wilkerson will visit the Redskins after the Chiefs.

Wilkerson is making the rounds, which means he isn't receiving great offers, or at least what he was hoping for. Washington will be Wilkerson's fourth visit, while La Canfora reports "several" other teams hope for an audience.
Mar 10 - 2:12 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson is visiting with the Chiefs.

Wilkerson has also met with the Saints and Packers but left both without a contract. Wilkerson graded as the 50th best interior defender according to Pro Football Focus but would still provide an upgrade to the Chiefs' defense. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports he will likely visit Oakland next if he doesn't sign with the Chiefs.
Mar 10 - 10:10 AM's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson will visit the Saints after leaving his Packers visit without a contract.

As is the case in Green Bay, Wilkerson would fill a huge need for the Saints. CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Chiefs will be next if Wilkerson leaves New Orleans without a deal.
Mar 8 - 6:36 PM

Free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson has left his Packers visit without a contract.

Per reporter Tom Silverstein, the Pack are "still in contention." It's unclear where Wilkerson's second visit might be.
Mar 8 - 6:28 PM

Free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson is visiting the Packers.

It's Wilkerson's first visit since he was cut loose by the Jets. He reportedly has other visits lined up, but it's possible the Pack make him an offer he can't refuse. Wilkerson would fill a glaring need for the Pack on the edge, but isn't typically the kind of player they would sign — a free agent with question marks — especially after last season's Martellus Bennett fiasco. Inking Wilkerson would be a sign new GM Brian Gutekunst is prepared to do things differently than Ted Thompson.
Mar 6 - 3:45 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson's first visit is expected to be with the Packers.

Wilkerson has yet to officially be released by the Jets, but Rapoport reports that should happen on Monday. The Packers really need help on the edge, but Wilkerson can be a dominant force when motivated and played for new Packers DC Mike Pettine in New York. With Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark already there, the Packers would boast one of the most talented defensive lines in the league if they sign Wilkerson.
Mar 5 - 12:06 PM

Jets released RE Muhammad Wilkerson.

Wilkerson earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2013 and 2015 before signing a five-year, $86 million deal in July 2016. Once he was gifted all that cash, Wilkerson seemed to mail it in, routinely showing up late for team meetings, giving questionable effort on Sundays, and failing to stay out of the trainer's room. The Jets suspended him for one game in December. This move was a lock to come down the chute this offseason and saves the Jets $11 million versus the cap. Wilkerson turns 29 this year and should have a handful of interested teams.
Feb 28 - 1:19 PM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano fully expects Jets to release DE Muhammad Wilkerson.

Vacchiano believes the "only question" is if Wilkerson is designated a pre- or post-June 1 cut. Making Wilkerson a post-June 1 release would up the savings from $11 million to $17 million, but create less space for 2018. That's probably not a major concern for a team already pushing $70 million in cap room. Wilkerson has worn out his welcome in New York with a variety of locker room issues and declining performance.
Source: SNY
Feb 13 - 7:13 PM

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson isn't expected to play in Week 16 against the Chargers.

The Jets are sitting Wilkerson in order to avoid a catastrophic injury which would guarantee his 2018 salary. They will likely move on from Wilkerson in the offseason.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles declined to say if DE Muhammad Wilkerson will be active this week.

Wilkerson was a healthy scratch last week after showing up late for a meeting. He's back practicing with the team but not a lock to play Sunday. There's incentive to sit Wilkerson the final two games to avoid a serious injury, which would guarantee his 2018 salary. The Jets are fully expected to move on from Wilkerson this offseason.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said DE Muhammad Wilkerson has "served his sentence" after being suspended for Week 15 against the Saints.

Wilkerson didn't make the trip to New Orleans last weekend after showing up late to a team meeting. There was speculation that Wilkerson could be done with the Jets, but it appears Bowles has moved on from last week's drama. Even if Wilkerson plays out the stretch, he's a long shot to be back in East Rutherford next year.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Muhammad Wilkerson returning this week.

The coach would not say if Wilkerson will be back at practice Wednesday. "It’s an internal thing. We’re still working through some things," Bowles said. "We’ll see." Seemingly the only way the Jets do not move on from Wilkerson this offseason is if he suffers a serious injury in the final two games which would guarantee his 2018 salary, meaning it makes little sense to play Wilkerson the next two weeks.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Updating an earlier report, Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson was suspended for showing up late to a team meeting on Friday.

It's at least the second time he's shown up late to a team meeting this year. Wilkerson clearly wants out of New York and the Jets will likely grant his wish by cutting him this offseason. The 28-year-old has two All-Pro selections on his resume but hasn't been the same player the last two seasons.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Coach Todd Bowles announced DE Muhammad Wilkerson will not join the team on its trip to New Orleans for Week 15.

Bowles said it's not injury-related but a coach's decision. Wilkerson has mailed it in since signing a mega extension in July 2016. He's likely going to be cut after the season. Wilkerson has not been an impact player since 2015.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:37:00 PM

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DE1Mike Daniels
2Muhammad Wilkerson
3Dean Lowry
4Montravius Adams
5James Looney
NT1Kenny Clark
2Joey Mbu
3Tyler Lancaster
ILB1Blake Martinez
2Oren Burks
3Ahmad Thomas
4Greer Martini
5Marcus Porter
OLB1Clay Matthews
2Nick Perry
3Kyler Fackrell
4Vince Biegel
5Chris Odom
CB1Tramon Williams
2Kevin King
3Jaire Alexander
4Quinten Rollins
5Josh Jackson
FS1Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
2Marwin Evans
3Raven Greene
SS1Josh Jones
2Kentrell Brice
3Jermaine Whitehead
P1JK Scott