Muhammad Wilkerson was benched during the first quarter of last week's Jets game for being late to team meetings, but disciplinary issues aren't new for the Pro Bowl defensive lineman.

Before signing his five-year, $86 million deal with the Jets in July, Wilkerson met with Jets coach Todd Bowles to hash out issues related to his past behavior, a source informed of the meeting told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

In the meeting, Wilkerson promised he understood the responsibilities tied to his new contract and vowed to behave. However, as NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported last week, Wilkerson and teammate Sheldon Richardson have been late to team meetings on multiple occasions this season.

Wilkerson met with reporters Wednesday after an embarrassing series of events that saw the quarterback-chaser miss a walkthrough prior to Week 7 along with a planned gathering to celebrate his 27th birthday.