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Muhammad Wilkerson and the Jets are expected to begin discussing a contract extension within the next few months.
Wilkerson is easily outperforming his rookie deal, which expires after the 2014 season. Through five games, he has 19 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles while grading out as ProFootballFocus' No. 8 3-4 defensive end. "I think he's right there with the top defensive linemen in this league right now that aren't named J.J. Watt," said coach Rex Ryan. Wilkerson and rookie Sheldon Richardson are a huge reason why the Jets are 3-2 right now.
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Speaking Monday, Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) said he's "fine," and will be ready for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Wilkerson sprained his ankle on the final defensive series of New York's Thursday loss, but has avoided a high-ankle sprain. Wilkerson was ticketed as a breakout candidate, but has gotten off to a slow start, grading out as a bottom-five 3-4 end in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a right ankle injury on the final defensive series of Thursday's loss.
Wilkerson was angrily booed by a Pats crowd that thought he was faking an injury, but he had to be carted to the locker room after limping to the sideline. He was later seen leaving the stadium with an ice pack on his ankle. It's quite possible Wilkerson has suffered a high-ankle sprain, but we might not know until Monday's press conference.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson will report to the team's offseason conditioning program "in the best shape of his life" after tweaking his diet and training five days a week at Lifetime Fitness in Maryland.
"Just sit back and, like [Terrell Owens] said, get your popcorn ready," quipped Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Wilkerson substituted cheese and red meat for vegetables, chicken, and fish. He's currently 6-foot-4, 305 with nary an ounce of fat on him. Coming off a breakout year where Pro Football Focus graded him as the NFL's No. 2 3-4 defensive end behind only J.J. Watt, Wilkerson is poised for All-Pro attention entering his age-24 season.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson's 2012 campaign was the most productive season by a Jets defensive lineman in Rex Ryan's head-coaching tenure.
Wilkerson amassed 70 tackles, three forced fumbles, and five sacks while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 3-4 defensive end in the entire league, behind only J.J. Watt. He was still snubbed for Pro Bowl recognition. Wilkerson, still just 23, is one of the Jets' few building blocks on either side of the ball.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (head) returned to a full practice on Friday and will play in Week 17 against the Bills.
He's listed as probable. Upon further review, the Jets determined that their best defensive lineman did not suffer a Week 16 concussion, and Wilkerson will be all systems go for the season finale. Wilkerson has really come into his own as a second-year player, ranking second overall in Pro Football Focus' 3-4 defensive end ratings. Only J.J. Watt is ahead of Wilkerson.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson sustained a concussion during Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Chargers.
Wilkerson played every single snap in the game. The Jets didn't become aware of symptoms until afterward. Wilkerson is unlikely to get cleared for the finale in Buffalo, so his impressive second season is over. He was the Jets' second-best defender behind Antonio Cromartie this season, racking up 66 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and four passes defensed.
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Jets second-year RE Muhammad Wilkerson has become a "dominant" player in 2012.
"(Wilkerson) can be a dominant inside rusher on third down and a dominant defensive end on early downs," said defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Head coach Rex Ryan likened his 2011 first-round pick out of Temple to Richard Seymour. Pro Football Focus ranks Wilkerson as the league's second-best 3-4 DE behind only J.J. Watt. He has recorded 50 tackles, two sacks, and three forced fumbles in 11 games. "The rest of the league is going to know all about Muhammad Wilkerson," Ryan added.
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Jets LE Muhammad Wilkerson left Thursday night's game against the Patriots with a possible head injury.
Wilkerson exited just a few minutes before halftime and walked slowly off of the field. The 2011 first-round pick has been one of the bright spots for the Jets of late.
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Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson confirms he's "fine" following his late-June car accident.
Wilkerson has been cleared by the Jets doctors, and should be 100 percent for training camp. Wilkerson was drawing consistent praise from the media and Jets coaching staff before his accident, and is expected to play "80-plus percent" of New York's defensive snaps after playing roughly 60 percent as a rookie.