Muhammad Wilkerson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets’ Wilkerson: We need to play harder and less like ‘s–t’

    New York Post "Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was questionable heading into Monday’s game with the Colts. After Wilkerson did not practice Saturday, there were questions of whether he would play. Wilkerson did play, and ended up with seven tackles and a quarterback hit. After the game, Wilkerson said..." December 06

  • Jets met with Wilkerson over behavior before new deal "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..." November 13

  • Muhammad Wilkerson: “Unacceptable” that I missed walkthrough

    Pro Football Talk "Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson sat out the first quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins in what the team called a “coach’s decision” and what reports said was a disciplinary action due to repeated lateness to/absences from team activities. One report had Wilkerson missing a..." November 10

  • Muhammad Wilkerson skipped Jets celebration of his birthday

    Pro Football Talk "We heard reports on Monday morning that Jets defensive ends Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson were benched for the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins because of frequent absences from and lateness to team meetings. It’s not the first time that Wilkerson has been..." November 07

  • Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson skip team meetings ‘all the time’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets should have one of the best defensive lines in football anchored by Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson, but is a lack of commitment and maturity holding the former first-round picks back? According to a report from Connor Hughes of, both Richardson and Wilkerson..." November 07

  • Sore foot hindering Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson

    Newsday "Muhammad Wilkerson hasn’t looked like himself. And there’s a good reason. “Is my foot bothering me? Yes,” the Jets’ defensive end admitted to Newsday. Wilkerson was limited in practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session with a sore ankle. He said he’s been dealing with the pain..." October 21

  • Here's why securing Muhammad Wilkerson is biggest key to Jets' playoff aspirations

    CBS Sports "The Jets have made some flashy moves in the short time general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles have been together on the job, like signing Darrelle Revis to a mega-deal and trading for Brandon Marshall. But the pivotal, foundational transaction of their regime came this past..." August 26

  • Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson provides update on injured leg

    Newark Star-Ledger "With cornerback Darrelle Revis having returned to practice Thursday, the Jets' defense is now only one piece away from being complete. Granted, it is a very, very big piece. Both figuratively, and literally. Muhammad Wilkerson, New York's 6-4, 315-pound defensive end, is still on the..." August 05

  • Muhammad Wilkerson hits Jets PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets beat the clock to sign defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to a five-year deal on July 15 in a move that came as a bit of a surprise given the general pessimism over the course of the offseason about a deal getting done. While they had to rush to get Wilkerson signed, there will be no..." July 28

  • After long wait, Muhammad Wilkerson deal came together quickly

    Pro Football Talk "When the 4 p.m. deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year deals passed without word of an agreement between the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, no one was too surprised. There had not been many signs of progress over the course of the offseason and the popular..." July 17

  • Jets' Mo Wilkerson contract used Eagles' Fletcher Cox deal as framework "The Jets could've signed defensive Muhammad Wilkerson for much cheaper if they just locked him up last offseason. That much is clear. But since last offseason, contract values for defensive linemen have skyrocketed. And on Friday, just before the franchise tag deadline, the Jets gave Wilkerson..." July 16

  • Jets' Wilkerson likely to begin training camp on PUP list

    Elite Sports NY "Just because he’s now $86 million richer doesn’t mean Muhammad Wilkerson will suddenly be ready for New York Jets training camp. Muhammad Wilkerson is now $86 million richer after signing a term of five years with Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets on Friday. This doesn’t mean magical..." July 16

  • Muhammad Wilkerson signs five-year deal with Jets "Muhammad Wilkerson has signed a long-term deal with the New York Jets, the team announced Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Wilkerson's new contract will pay him roughly $85 million over five years, a source said. Wilkerson confirmed the length of the contract in a video posted to..." July 15

  • Would Jets franchise tag Muhammad Wilkerson again in 2017?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL's franchise tag deadline is approaching. By 4 p.m. Friday, if a franchise tagged player does not sign a long-term contract with his team, then he will essentially be forced to play 2016 on a one-year contract for the tag figure — and he cannot sign a long-term deal until after the season...." July 14

  • Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson still not talking contract, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "The July 15 deadline for the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to come to terms on a long-term contract is a little more than a week away. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the two sides are still not talking. That person, who spoke to NJ Advance Media on condition..." July 08

  • Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson still not talking contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The July 15 deadline for the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to come to terms on a long-term contract is a little more than a week away. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the two sides are still not talking. That person, who spoke to NJ Advance Media on condition..." July 07

  • Wilkerson appears unlikely to show for start of Jets’ camp

    Pro Football Talk "When we last checked in on Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, he was declining to say if he would show up at training camp. But with Wilkerson still unsigned as the calendar turns to July, it’s appearing less likely that he’ll be there. Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger writes..." July 03

  • Skip training camp? Disgruntled Jets star Mo Wilkerson isn't saying

    ESPN "Muhammad Wilkerson is unhappy with his contract situation, but he's not ready to pull a Von Miller, the Denver Broncos star who said there's "no chance" he will play in 2016 under the franchise tag. Speaking to reporters Friday night at his charity bowling event in Linden, New Jersey, Wilkerson..." June 18

  • Jets' Sheldon Richardson says Mo Wilkerson 'deserves' Fletcher Cox deal

    ESPN "The Fletcher Cox contract extension made an impact in the New York Jets’ locker room: It fueled Muhammad Wilkerson’s frustration and it put a smile on the face of Sheldon Richardson. "It's a great time to be a defensive lineman, a great time," Richardson said Thursday at the conclusion of the..." June 17

  • Muhammad Wilkerson breaks silence on insulting Jets standoff

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson is a quiet man. The 6-foot-4 Jets star prefers to make his statements on the field and not through the media, but he is fed up and revealed his feelings for the first time Wednesday. The Jets still have not locked up Wilkerson with the long-term contract they have..." June 16

  • Muhammad Wilkerson has another $100M reason to stew

    New York Post "The chances of the Jets and Muhammad Wilkerson agreeing on a long-term deal were slim heading into this week. Now, they may be zero. The Eagles signed defensive lineman Fletcher Cox on Monday to a six-year, $103 million extension with a possible $63 million guaranteed, making Cox the latest..." June 14

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