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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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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. Feb 13 - 7:13 PM
Source: SNY

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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

A team source told the New York Daily News that DE Muhammad Wilkerson is "gone" after this season.

Benched in the first quarter of last week's win over the Chiefs, Wilkerson has been habitually tardy to team meetings, underachieved on the field, and upset the New York media in addition to teammates. The Jets can release Wilkerson before his 2018 salary of $16.75 million becomes guaranteed in early March, which would cause a $9 million dead-money cap charge but save Gang Green $11 million underneath the cap. When deciding between keeping Sheldon Richardson and Wilkerson in 2016, the Jets chose the wrong guy. Richardson is now keying Seattle's elite run defense on a team with an 8-4 record.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:17:00 PM

According to NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes, Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson "has regularly shown up late to team’s morning meetings this season."

He sometimes misses them altogether. Wilkerson was handed a five-year, $86 million deal in July 2016, and he's answered that with a dreadful 2016 and up-and-down 2017 after previously being one of the best players at his position. Injuries have played a factor, but it's fair to wonder if Wilkerson has just mailed it in since getting paid. He was benched for the first quarter of last week's win over the Chiefs. Wilkerson's 2018 salary of $16.75 million doesn't become guaranteed until the third day of the new league year in March. He'll be a release candidate.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:16:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:29:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 06:51:00 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.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 05:24:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 11:40:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 09:47:00 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.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 07:10:00 PM

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