PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
3 days ago

Wikerson said Wednesday that he expects to be fully recovered from his broken right leg in time to play in Week 1, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson, who suffered the injury in the last week of the 2015 season, didn't specify when he would be able to start participating in training camp, but that his rehab is progressing quickly. He recently signed a new five-year, $85 million contract and is expected to be a major focal point of the Jets' pass rush after picking up 12 sacks last year.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
1 week ago7 Comments

Wilkerson has signed a multi-year extension to remain with the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's deal is for five years and worth roughly $17 million per season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. While there's no question about his talent, Wilkerson's deal comes as a surprise because it was announced so close to Friday's deadline, and his situation was relatively quiet leading up to the last minute. Nonetheless, the Jets have now secured their 2011 first-rounder for the long haul, solidifying one of the league's best defensive line units. In 16 games last season, Wilkerson posted a career-high 12 sacks to go with 64 tackles, earning his first Pro Bowl selection along the way.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
3 months ago

Wilkerson (leg) is not expected to attend the Jets' offseason program, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson, who is still rehabbing from the broken fibula he suffered in Week 17, has yet to sign his $15.7 million franchise tag, as he continues to seek a long-term deal with the Jets. While his stance on a new contract could lead the Jets to entertain trade interest in him during the draft, Wilkerson's career-best 12 sacks and 64 tackles last season make him one of the league's best defensive lineman and someone New York could obviously use after losing nose tackle Damon Harrison this offseason.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
5 months ago

Wilkerson will receive the Jets' franchise tag ahead of Tuesday's deadline, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's franchise tag designation will net him $15.7M for the 2016 campaign, when he'll aim to bounce back after suffering a broken fibula in Week 17 of last season. One of the league's premier defensive linemen, Wilkerson registered a career-high 12 sacks to go with 64 tackles last term, making him a stellar IDP option at his position.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
5 months ago

Wilkerson is expected to receive the franchise tag from the Jets but could still be traded, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson will cost in the $15-$16 million range against the salary cap if tagged. He is currently considered "ahead of schedule" in his rehabilitation from a fractured tibia and has 30.5 sacks over the past three years, making it well worth the Jets' while to lock him up at that cost, even if they end up flipping him at a later date.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
5 months ago

Wilkerson had an evaluation on his healing right tibia in North Carolina on Thursday and received clearance to begin rehabilitation.

EDGE Analysis

After breaking his right leg in the season finale, Wilkerson underwent surgery shortly thereafter, but the expected recovery timetable of six months was expected to be a hindrance in his upcoming free agency. With news that he can kick off the rehab process, though, he relayed that he's "ahead of schedule," which bodes well for his offseason prospects. Even if his participation in the offseason program is delayed with whomever signs the defensive lineman, his pass-rushing chops will be incredibly appealing to interested parties.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
6 months ago

Wilkerson (fractured tibia) is expected to require six months for recovery and rehab, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Wilkerson suffered the injury in Week 17 and had surgery shortly thereafter, he can safely be ruled out for offseason activities. He does have a shot to be ready for the start of training camp, but with his rookie contract set to expire, it's unclear what team he will be playing for. Even with Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams also in the fold, the Jets are believed to have serious interest in ponying up to keep Wilkerson around. The injury might lead to a slight discount, but Wilkerson will inevitably still become one of the league's highest-paid defensive players.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Wilkerson underwent successful surgery on his fractured right tibia and is expected to make a full recovery, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's presence on the field can't always be measured on the stat sheets, but 2015 was one of his best statistical seasons nonetheless, as the 26-year-old collected 64 combined tackles, a career-best 12 sacks and two forced fumbles. He'll be a free agent this offseason, and although the surgery may result in a discounted price tag, his healthy isn't expected to be a major concern heading into the 2016 regular season.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Wilkerson (leg) will have surgery on his fractured right tibia in about a week.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's timetable for recovery is undetermined at this point, but with the Jets narrowly missing out on the playoffs, he finishes this season with a career-high 12 sacks. That production figures to make Wilkerson an attractive free agent despite his injury this offseason, although he's also a candidate to receive the Jets' franchise tag.

PMuhammad Wilkerson
DL NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Wilkerson recorded five tackles before leaving the game with a broken leg Sunday against the Bills

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson finished the last year of his rookie deal having posted double-digit sacks in two of his last three seasons. Although he'll be a free agent this off-season, he's a prime candidate for the franchise tag, which would keep him with the Jets next year. Most likely, his broken leg won't be an issue as he prepares for the 2016 season. He'll be an excellent fantasy option going forward, based on his ability to rush the quarterback.