PMuhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 1 month ago

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

Competitive 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 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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 4 months ago

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

Competitive 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 5 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.

Competitive 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 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

PMuhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 5 months ago

Wilkerson suffered a broken leg during Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

ESPN's Rich Cimini relays via coach Todd Bowles that Wilkerson probably needs surgery to repair his broken leg, but with the Jets eliminated from the postseason, the defensive end will now have the entire offseason to heal up. The Pro Bowler is slated to become a free agent at the end of the current season, though the Daily News suggests that the Jets could elect to franchise the defensive lineman.

PMuhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 5 months ago

Wilkerson recorded three tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

On a day the Jets struggled to get to Tom Brady, Wilkerson ended up having one of his quietest days of the season. Although he has 12 sacks on the season, this was just the second time all season he's gone back-to-back games without recording one. He'll look to finish the season on a high note next week against the Bills.