New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who was benched last week for showing up late to a meeting, will be inactive for the second straight week, a league source told ESPN on Sunday.

The former Pro Bowler likely has played his last game in a Jets uniform. The team is planning to release him before the third day of the league year in March, when his $16.8 million salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Right now, the salary is guaranteed for injury -- the primary reason why the Jets decided to sit Wilkerson on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, a source said. The team could be on the hook for the money if he were to suffer a serious injury.

Wilkerson didn't travel with the team to New Orleans last week because he was late for a Friday morning meeting -- the fourth time in three years he was disciplined for being tardy. Wilkerson acknowledged that he "let the team down."

Coach Todd Bowles said this week that Wilkerson "served his sentence." Wilkerson was allowed to practice with the team, but his practice reps were significantly reduced, a source said.