Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 2 days ago

New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will report to training camp on time Wednesday, according to ESPN New York. Wilkerson has publicly stated his desire for a new contract before the start of the season, but seemed unlikely to pursue a holdout after reporting to mandatory minicamp last month. The 25-year-old has blossomed into one of the top defensive tackles in the game and has recorded 237 total tackles and 24.5 sacks in his first four seasons in the NFL. Wilkerson will make roughly $7 million this season, well below his market value, but the team could still improve its future salary cap flexibility by giving him a long-term contract, as the cap is expected to increase significantly in 2016. His agent will continue to negotiate with the front office throughout training camp as both sides have expressed a desire to get a deal done.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 2 months ago

Wilkerson will attend mandatory veteran minicamp starting Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Wilkerson is looking for a contract extension, and he opted to skip voluntary OTAs. The Jets likely want to keep him around for the long haul, but the team's willingness to hand over a huge contract may have decreased when DE Leonard Williams was selected sixth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wilkerson doesn't have much incentive to hold out, as even a major injury probably wouldn't prevent him from becoming one of the best-paid players at his position next offseason.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 2 months ago

Wilkerson is skipping the Jets' voluntary OTAs, which began Tuesday, nj.com reports.

Wilkerson, who is under contract with the Jets for 2015 at a salary of $6.97 million, is looking for a contract extension, an outcome that seems likely down the road, given the team's stated desire to keep the defensive end in the fold. In any case, Wilkerson's presence is not considered mandatory until next month's three-day minicamp. Wilkerson is coming off a 2014 season in which he recorded 56 tackles and six sacks in 13 games.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 7 months ago

Wilkerson (toe, illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Head coach Rex Ryan intimated that the illness is not serious, and Wilkerson has already played since returning from turf toe, so he isn't expected to be limited much in Sunday's game.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 7 months ago

Wilkerson (toe/illness) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Star Ledger reports.

Wilkerson is dealing with what coach Rex Ryan described as "a little bit of a bug," rather than a setback with his toe, so the defensive end would appear to have a decent chance to play Sunday.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 7 months ago

Wilkerson (turf toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Wilkerson, who last played in Week 13 against the Bills, was considered a game-time decision Sunday, and apparently did enough in warmups to warrant getting the start. He comes into the game with 4.5 sacks on the season, though he's had only a half-sack since Week 6.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 7 months ago

Wilkerson (left toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, Wilkerson indicated that he would likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest, a scenario that makes the defensive end a risky Week 16 roll in IDP formats.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 7 months ago

Wilkerson (turf toe) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Jets' official site reports.

ESPN's Rich Cimini indicates that Wilkerson had a setback in practice last week when someone stepped on his foot, with the defensive lineman's Week 16 status thus remaining cloudy.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 8 months ago

Wilkerson (turf toe) won't play Sunday against the Titans, the Star Ledger reports.

With the defensive end set to miss his third consecutive game, Quinton Coples is once again expected to start in Wilkerson's place on Sunday.

Muhammad Wilkerson DL NYJ 8 months ago

Wilkerson (turf toe) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, there's a chance that Wilkerson won't travel to Tennessee for Sunday' game, so the defensive end is clearly off the fantasy radar this week.