Muhammad Wilkerson RUMORS & NEWS

  • No trade of Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson, GM says

    ESPN "The New York Jets are not planning to trade Pro Bowl defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. "I don't envision that happening," general manager Mike Maccagnan said late Thursday night after picking linebacker Darron Lee in the first round of the NFL draft. Up until a week ago, Maccagnan was..." April 29

  • Jets running out of time to trade Muhammad Wilkerson

    New York Post "Before the Jets are on the clock Thursday night, time will run out on the idea of trading disgruntled star Muhammad Wilkerson. The Jets have been open to trading Wilkerson for weeks, but any deal would have to be completed before the draft begins. That is what made trading Wilkerson such a..." April 27

  • Jets GM rejects Josh Norman’ing Mo Wilkerson

    New York Post "Mike Maccagnan is not going to pull a Dave Gettleman. The Jets’ general manager said Friday the team is not considering rescinding the franchise tag from defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson like the Panthers’ GM did this week with cornerback Josh Norman. “I don’t view that as an option,”..." April 23

  • Jets aren't actively shopping Wilkerson, won't rescind franchise tag

    NFL.com "If the Jets plan to vault into the top 10 of next week's draft, they'll likely need to offer their juiciest bargaining chip: Muhammad Wilkerson. Still yet to sign his $15.7 million franchise tag, New York's star defensive end has been the subject of trade talks for weeks while staying away from..." April 22

  • Muhammad Wilkerson not expected at Jets workouts

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like Broncos linebacker Von Miller won’t be the only high-profile defensive player skipping the start of a workout program this week. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson also got franchise tagged this offseason and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Wilkerson is expected..." April 17

  • Examining possible landing spots for Mo Wilkerson (if he's traded)

    ESPN "One of the big storylines leading into the April 28 draft will be the future of Muhammad Wilkerson. The New York Jets are open to trading the Pro Bowl defensive end, but it's not easy to execute a tag-and-trade. Any interested team would have to satisfy Wilkerson's contract demands (figure at..." April 01

  • Jets have month to fix Mo Wilkerson dilemma they created

    New York Post "The Mo-ment of truth is fast approaching for the Jets. If the team is going to trade star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, it will happen in the next four weeks. The NFL draft begins on April 28, four weeks from Thursday. Wilkerson could be traded during the draft, but it is more likely that..." March 30

  • Jets’ tepid take on Muhammad Wilkerson goes all the way to top

    New York Post "Jets owner Woody Johnson did not sound like a man who expects defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to be on his team for a long time. The Jets placed the franchise tag on Wilkerson, which would pay him $15.7 million this season, as the two sides have failed to reach a long-term deal. Asked directly..." March 22

  • Agent: Wilkerson will be playing for 'someone' at start of 2016 season

    The Score "Muhammad Wilkerson is recovering well from a fractured fibula, but his future with the New York Jets remains murky. Chad Wiestling, who represents Wilkerson, provided an update on his client's recovery Saturday, tweeting that he'll be good to go for the start of the 2016 season. " March 19

  • Jets don’t rule out Wilkerson trade, D’Brickashaw Ferguson departure

    Pro Football Talk "Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson took to Instagram on Friday to post a video of himself walking on an anti-gravity treadmill with a compression sock and sneakers on his right leg to show that his recovery from a broken bone continues to progress “ahead of schedule.” That news would be of..." March 19

  • Jets open to trading Wilkerson after using franchise tag

    New York Daily News "Muhammad Wilkerson’s long-term future with the Jets remains as uncertain as ever after the long expected news surfaced Monday that the team willindeed place the franchise tag on him. Wilkerson will make $15.7 million in 2016 under the tag, but here’s the elephant in the room: The Jets remain..." March 02

  • Jets place non-exclusive franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been expected for some time that the Jets would use the franchise tag on defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, although it wasn’t clear if they’d use the exclusive or non-exclusive variety of the tag before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline. According to multiple reports, the paperwork has been..." March 01

  • Jets Will Use Franchise Tag On DE Muhammad Wilkerson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Kimberly Jones, citing someone with knowledge of team’s plans, is reporting that the Jets will use their franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson by the 4pm Tuesday deadline. All indications have been that Wilkerson was going to be franchised in the coming days, so this shouldn’t come as much of a..." February 29

  • Muhammad Wilkerson all but guaranteed to get franchise tag from Jets

    New York Daily News "Muhammad Wilkerson has about as much chance of hitting the open market as a free agent in the coming weeks as Roger Goodell has of returning some of his obscene annual salary. Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles might have stopped short of declaring that Wilkerson will be slapped with the franchise..." February 25

  • Mo Wilkerson could become a Giant in this unlikely scenario

    New York Post "All signs point to the Jets placing their franchise tag on pending free agent Muhammad Wilkerson, but if the defensive end does somehow find his way to free agency, he won’t have to look far for a suitor. The Giants have Wilkerson rated as one of their top free-agent targets, according to a..." February 24

  • Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson ahead of schedule in rehab of broken leg

    New York Daily News "Jets Pro Bowl defensive lineman Mo Wilkerson provided a medical update – and not-so-subtle advertisement to any teams interested in trading for him after the franchise tag is applied – on his verified Twitter account on Thursday. Wilkerson, who underwent surgery Jan. 5 on his broken fibula..." February 18

  • Jets plan to use franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson

    ESPN "Tuesday is the first day teams are permitted to use the franchise or transition tag on a player. The deadline is March 1 (4 p.m. ET), creating a two-week window in which to negotiate a long-term contract. There might be some drama with other teams, but not the New York Jets, who plan to use the..." February 15

  • Muhammad Wilkerson has surgery to fix broken right leg

    New York Post "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his right leg. Wilkerson suffered the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, breaking his fibula. Wilkerson is a pending free agent, but the Jets are expected to place the franchise tag on him. Wilkerson..." January 07

  • Jets' Mo Wilkerson has earned big sack of cash, but no rush to deal

    New York Daily News "The Pay-The-Man police is out in full force again with predictable demands that lack foresight. Mo Wilkerson’s standout season has prompted these armchair brainiacs to implore the Jets to dole out whatever-it-takes cash for the fifth-year defensive lineman. You should have signed him to a..." December 23

  • Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson benched for being late to meeting

    ESPN "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson played a new position in the first quarter of the New York Jets’ 23-20 overtime win over the New York Giants -- bench warmer. Wilkerson didn't see the field in the opening quarter because of what was termed "a coach's decision," according to Todd Bowles. He..." December 07

  • Jets’ Wilkerson too modest to admit he’s having his best year

    New York Post "Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison was listing nicknames for teammate Muhammad Wilkerson, who was standing a few feet away. “Mo-tron, Wilk Shake, Broadway Mo, In Mo We Trust,” Harrison said as Wilkerson glared at him. If there is one thing Wilkerson dislikes more than opposing offensive..." November 18

  • Unstoppable Wilkerson makes Jets’ insincerity look foolish

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson stood in a corner of a crowded Wembley Stadium locker room, putting his jacket on when a few reporters approached Sunday. Wilkerson smiled and pointed out the reporters had been busy talking to other guys before him. That’s the way Wilkerson must feel these days —..." October 08

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    As @RapSheet just said, with no deal done, Muhammad Wilkerson no longer negotiating with Jets. He will play out 2015. #nyj

  • Jets, Wilkerson not close to deal, talks unlikely to continue in-season

    CBS Sports "The Jets and star defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson remain far apart on a contract extension with the season's kickoff just a few hours away and it's very unlikely that talks continue when the regular season begins, sources said. There has been minimal progress dating back to the combine, and..." September 13

  • Not much optimism surrounding Mo Wilkerson-Jets contract talks

    ESPN New York "The clock is ticking on the Muhammad Wilkerson contract talks. If Wilkerson and the New York Jets don't agree to a deal by Sunday, the talks will be tabled until after the season -- assuming he hasn't changed his position. At the start of training camp, Wilkerson set a Week 1 deadline. He..." September 10

  • Muhammad Wilkerson had setback with hamstring

    ESPN New York "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson revealed Saturday that he suffered a "minor little setback" with the hamstring injury that has kept him off the practice field of late. Wilkerson sat out practice again Saturday but did speak to the media for the first time since the first day of..." August 16

  • Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson leaves practice with undisclosed injury

    The Score "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left practice Sunday with an undisclosed injury. The Jets did not provide any additional details about the injury, but said head coach Todd Bowles will address it afterward." August 03

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Maccagnan offers nothing on Wilkerson negotiations. Reiterates desire to sign him to long-term deal. #nyj

  • Muhammad Wilkerson to play out final year if deal not reached by season

    ESPN New York "The clock is ticking on a potential contract extension for New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. Wilkerson, who reported to training camp Wednesday despite being unhappy with his current contract, intends to play out the final season of his deal if an agreement isn't reached by the..." July 29

  • Mo Wilkerson won't hold out of Jets camp

    New York Post "Despite still not having the long-term contract he desires, Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to report to training camp on time Wednesday, according to a source. Wilkerson and the Jets remain far apart on a deal, but Wilkerson appears ready to play out the final year of his..." July 28

  • Jets Could Shift Focus To New Deal For Muhammad Wilkerson Following Sheldon Richardson’s Suspension

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the fallout from DE Sheldon Richardson‘s recent four-game suspension could shift the Jets’ focus to a contract extension for Muhammad Wilkerson. Cole reports that the team was planning to lock up Richardson prior to his recent suspension. On top..." July 07

  • Muhammad Wilkerson rejoins Jets for mandatory minicamp

    ESPN New York "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson rejoined the team Tuesday for the start of a mandatory minicamp, admitting that he is "frustrated" with his contract situation but "very confident" a new deal can be reached. Wilkerson, seeking a long-term contract extension, skipped the voluntary..." June 10

  • Sheldon Richardson: Mo Wilkerson 'worth that penny,' deserves '$100M'

    CBS Sports "Muhammad Wilkerson's in the middle of an interesting contractual spat, what with the Jets using their first draft pick on Leonard Williams and already having Sheldon Richardson on the roster. Wilkerson is an absolute beast. He wants to get paid. But he's playing a position where the Jets are..." June 10

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Mo Wilkerson will be attended the Jets veteran minicamp starting today. In an unrelated note, i'll be there to check them out on Wed

  • Jets GM sticks with hard stance as Wilkerson plans return

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson plans on showing up for next week’s mandatory Jets minicamp, a person familiar with his thinking told The Post on Wednesday night. Wilkerson, who has stayed away from the club’s voluntary organized team activities, has been waiting for what seems an eternity to him on a new..." June 04

  • Cryptic tweet by Jets DE Mo Wilkerson sign of frustration over contract?

    ESPN New York "A few minutes after New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made news Tuesday by reportedly signing a five-year, $55 million contract extension through 2020, Muhammad Wilkerson took to social media and served up the following cryptic tweet: It's probably not a stretch to say the New..." June 02

  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says trading Mo Wilkerson 'not part of our plans'

    ESPN New York "General manager Mike Maccagnan said Wednesday the New York Jets aren't planning to put a "For Sale" sign on defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. At the same time, he didn't declare Wilkerson an untouchable. Maccagnan, speaking on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, said Wilkerson's name..." May 07

  • Mike Maccagnan: Leonard Williams’s arrival doesn’t impact Mo Wilkerson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets weren’t expecting defensive lineman Leonard Williams to be available when they were on the board in the first round and they were more than happy to take the USC prospect with the sixth pick. On Wednesday, General Manager Mike Maccagnan said that Williams was the pick was because he..." May 07

  • Report: New York Jets Fielding Calls from Teams Interested in DE Muhammad Wilkerson

    Sportsnaut "While everyone focuses on the NFL draft, which begins on Thursday night, teams are making calls not just about trading picks but also trading players. One player that has caught the eyes of “at least two teams” is New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, a 2011 first-round..." April 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    At least two teams, possibly more, have approached NY Jets about trading for Muhammad Wilkerson, per league source. Bares watching Thursday.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Jets star DL Muhammad Wilkerson is not reporting for start of the team's offseason work today. Might not be around for a while. Stay tuned

  • Where do Jets stand with extending Muhammad Wilkerson's contract?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets have committed some serious coin to outside free agents this offseason, but the elephant in the room going forward is the status of standout defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who's entering a contract year. General manager Mike Maccagnan on Thursday wouldn't put a timetable on when a..." March 20

  • Jets to meet with Muhammad Wilkerson's agent at combine

    ESPN New York "Aside from evaluating draft prospects, one of the things NFL executives do at the scouting combine is meet with agents. Lots of agents. Mostly, they try to lay the groundwork for potential deals. Toward that end, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is scheduled to huddle in..." February 18

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    Woody said they will discuss Wilkerson's contract then and he said they will consider all options at QB and every position #nyj

  • Muhammad Wilkerson continues wait for new contract

    ESPN New York "One of the storylines at the start of training camp was the Muhammad Wilkerson contract situation: Would the New York Jets reward their best player with an extension? Wilkerson waited. And waited. And waited. Still no extension. On Tuesday, he acknowledged for the first time that he..." December 24

  • Wilkerson’s toe improving, but he likely will miss Vikings game

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson’s injured left big toe is improving, but not quickly enough that Jets fans should expect to see No. 96 in green on Sunday in Minnesota. Wilkerson, suffering from a turf-toe injury he sustained against the Bills, didn’t practice on Wednesday after missing Monday night’s 16-13..." December 04

  • Muhammad Wilkerson likely to miss Week 13

    ESPN New York "The problems continue to mount for the New York Jets, who expect to be without injured defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson when they face the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. Wilkerson injured a toe in Monday night's 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills and was in a walking boot Wednesday as the Jets..." November 27

  • Mo Wilkerson's toe injury a concern for Jets

    ESPN New York "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson underwent an MRI exam Tuesday for a toe injury that could cause him to miss a game for the first time in his career. Results of the MRI weren't immediately available. The New York Jets didn't provide an update on Wilkerson, who started receiving treatment, but..." November 26

  • Can Jets Afford Price Tag on Potential Muhammad Wilkerson Megadeal?

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets have been making moves, trading for Percy Harvin and most recently signing Jeremy Kerley to a contract extension. Are there more moves to come for the Jets? Will defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson receive an extension from the New York Jets as well?" October 23

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    Dennis Waszak Jr. @DWAZ73

    #Jets hit hard in fines this week: Wilkerson $20K for unnecessary roughness; Richardson $8,268 for grabbing facemask after play.