Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
2 days ago

Wilkerson (groin) participated in practice Sunday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.

EDGE Analysis

Held out of practice and Thursday's preseason game against the Titans due to a sore groin, Wilkerson joined fellow defensive lineman Mike Daniels in drills Sunday. The duo, along with Kenny Clark, will compose a lethal front line once the regular season kicks off in September.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
1 week ago

Wilkerson did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to groin soreness, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately for the Packers, Wilkerson's injury isn't being viewed as a serious one, and the veteran defensive end is likely just getting the day off as a precautionary measure. Despite coming off back-to-back down seasons following an All-Pro 2015 campaign, Wilkerson is expected to start on the defensive line in Green Bay alongside Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
5 months ago

Wilkerson signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Packers on Thursday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's deal with Green Bay was announced on Tuesday but wasn't made official until Thursday. He'll join Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark as the Packers' starting defensive linemen.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
5 months ago

Wilkerson will sign with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson will reunite with Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who was in the same position with the Jets when Wilkerson was drafted in 2011. The 28-year-old has recorded 44.5 career sacks over the span of seven seasons and will look to bounce back in his new home after a disappointing past two seasons.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
5 months ago

Wilkerson completed his visit with the Packers on Thursday and has meetings scheduled with the Saints and Chiefs in the near future, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upon his official release from the Jets on Monday, Wilkerson's representatives have lined up a number of contenders as potential landing spots for the pass rusher. After posting double-digit sacks in a season twice between 2013 and 2015, he earned a massive five-year deal in the summer of 2016, only to yield eight combined sacks across the past two campaigns. Wherever he signs next, Wilkerson will be searching for the ideal situation in which to hearken back to his most productive days.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
5 months ago

Wilkerson is slated to visit with the Packers in Green Bay on Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's previous employer, the Jets, let their intentions be known last Wednesday, but his release didn't become official until Monday. The owner of 44.5 career sacks, the 28-year-old defensive end has granted the Packers the first opportunity to gain his services. Helping the organization's cause is defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who coached Wilkerson his first two seasons in 2011 and 2012 in the same role. Wilkerson has posted two of his three lowest sack totals (4.5 and 3.5) the last two years, but a fresh start could put him on the path to the third double-digit sack total of his career.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
5 months ago

The Jets informed Wilkerson on Wednesday that he has been released from the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson's release was one of the more predictable moves of the offseason after the defensive end wore out his welcome with the Jets almost immediately after inking a five-year, $86 million contract extension in the summer of 2016. In addition to seeing his productivity on the field decline with a combined eight sacks over 28 games the past two seasons, Wilkerson ruffled feathers with the organization for his chronic tardiness and negative presence in the locker room, according to Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports. In deactivating Wilkerson for the final three games of the past season, the Jets sought to avoid a serious injury to the 28-year-old that would leave the team on the hook for his $16.75 million salary for 2018. By cutting Wilkerson prior to the start of the new league year, the Jets will be free of any further financial commitment and open up $11 million in salary-cap space.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
7 months ago

Wilkerson finished the 2017 season with a career-low 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 13 games.

EDGE Analysis

After signing a huge five-year, $86 million contract in 2016, Wilkerson saw a quick decline in his production, enough so that the Jets are fully ready to move on. Wilkerson was inactive for the last three games of the season, and it would take a significant change of heart for the team to bring him back. It's now all a matter of how they get rid of him, as he's slated to be a $20 million cap hit next season.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
7 months ago

Wilkerson (coach's decision) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, a source informed Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jets head coach Todd Bowles labeled Wilkerson a game-time decision heading into the season finale, but there was never much reason to think New York would make the defensive end active for the contest. With Wilkerson likely to get cut after the season, the Jets had little to gain by having the 28-year-old suit up Sunday and expose himself to a serious injury that would leave the team on the hook for his $16.75 million salary next season.

Muhammad Wilkerson
DE GB (7)
8 months ago

Wilkerson will travel to New England on Sunday, but his status won't be decided until game time, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilkerson isn't dealing with injuries, but instead his performance has been below par and his locker room issues persist. Look for his status to be cleared up when the inactive list is released at 11:30 EST on Sunday. If Wilkerson is benched again, Xavier Cooper and Kony Ealy will likely continue to see increased defensive snaps.