Muhammad Wilkerson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Muhammad Wilkerson has surgery to fix broken right leg

    New York Post "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his right leg. Wilkerson suffered the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, breaking his fibula. Wilkerson is a pending free agent, but the Jets are expected to place the franchise tag on him. Wilkerson..." January 07

  • Jets' Mo Wilkerson has earned big sack of cash, but no rush to deal

    New York Daily News "The Pay-The-Man police is out in full force again with predictable demands that lack foresight. Mo Wilkerson’s standout season has prompted these armchair brainiacs to implore the Jets to dole out whatever-it-takes cash for the fifth-year defensive lineman. You should have signed him to a..." December 23

  • Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson benched for being late to meeting

    ESPN "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson played a new position in the first quarter of the New York Jets’ 23-20 overtime win over the New York Giants -- bench warmer. Wilkerson didn't see the field in the opening quarter because of what was termed "a coach's decision," according to Todd Bowles. He..." December 07

  • Jets’ Wilkerson too modest to admit he’s having his best year

    New York Post "Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison was listing nicknames for teammate Muhammad Wilkerson, who was standing a few feet away. “Mo-tron, Wilk Shake, Broadway Mo, In Mo We Trust,” Harrison said as Wilkerson glared at him. If there is one thing Wilkerson dislikes more than opposing offensive..." November 18

  • Unstoppable Wilkerson makes Jets’ insincerity look foolish

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson stood in a corner of a crowded Wembley Stadium locker room, putting his jacket on when a few reporters approached Sunday. Wilkerson smiled and pointed out the reporters had been busy talking to other guys before him. That’s the way Wilkerson must feel these days —..." October 08

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    As @RapSheet just said, with no deal done, Muhammad Wilkerson no longer negotiating with Jets. He will play out 2015. #nyj

  • Jets, Wilkerson not close to deal, talks unlikely to continue in-season

    CBS Sports "The Jets and star defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson remain far apart on a contract extension with the season's kickoff just a few hours away and it's very unlikely that talks continue when the regular season begins, sources said. There has been minimal progress dating back to the combine, and..." September 13

  • Not much optimism surrounding Mo Wilkerson-Jets contract talks

    ESPN New York "The clock is ticking on the Muhammad Wilkerson contract talks. If Wilkerson and the New York Jets don't agree to a deal by Sunday, the talks will be tabled until after the season -- assuming he hasn't changed his position. At the start of training camp, Wilkerson set a Week 1 deadline. He..." September 10

  • Muhammad Wilkerson had setback with hamstring

    ESPN New York "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson revealed Saturday that he suffered a "minor little setback" with the hamstring injury that has kept him off the practice field of late. Wilkerson sat out practice again Saturday but did speak to the media for the first time since the first day of..." August 16

  • Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson leaves practice with undisclosed injury

    The Score "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left practice Sunday with an undisclosed injury. The Jets did not provide any additional details about the injury, but said head coach Todd Bowles will address it afterward." August 03

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Maccagnan offers nothing on Wilkerson negotiations. Reiterates desire to sign him to long-term deal. #nyj

  • Muhammad Wilkerson to play out final year if deal not reached by season

    ESPN New York "The clock is ticking on a potential contract extension for New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. Wilkerson, who reported to training camp Wednesday despite being unhappy with his current contract, intends to play out the final season of his deal if an agreement isn't reached by the..." July 29

  • Mo Wilkerson won't hold out of Jets camp

    New York Post "Despite still not having the long-term contract he desires, Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to report to training camp on time Wednesday, according to a source. Wilkerson and the Jets remain far apart on a deal, but Wilkerson appears ready to play out the final year of his..." July 28

  • Jets Could Shift Focus To New Deal For Muhammad Wilkerson Following Sheldon Richardson’s Suspension

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the fallout from DE Sheldon Richardson‘s recent four-game suspension could shift the Jets’ focus to a contract extension for Muhammad Wilkerson. Cole reports that the team was planning to lock up Richardson prior to his recent suspension. On top..." July 07

  • Muhammad Wilkerson rejoins Jets for mandatory minicamp

    ESPN New York "New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson rejoined the team Tuesday for the start of a mandatory minicamp, admitting that he is "frustrated" with his contract situation but "very confident" a new deal can be reached. Wilkerson, seeking a long-term contract extension, skipped the voluntary..." June 10

  • Sheldon Richardson: Mo Wilkerson 'worth that penny,' deserves '$100M'

    CBS Sports "Muhammad Wilkerson's in the middle of an interesting contractual spat, what with the Jets using their first draft pick on Leonard Williams and already having Sheldon Richardson on the roster. Wilkerson is an absolute beast. He wants to get paid. But he's playing a position where the Jets are..." June 10

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Mo Wilkerson will be attended the Jets veteran minicamp starting today. In an unrelated note, i'll be there to check them out on Wed

  • Jets GM sticks with hard stance as Wilkerson plans return

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson plans on showing up for next week’s mandatory Jets minicamp, a person familiar with his thinking told The Post on Wednesday night. Wilkerson, who has stayed away from the club’s voluntary organized team activities, has been waiting for what seems an eternity to him on a new..." June 04

  • Cryptic tweet by Jets DE Mo Wilkerson sign of frustration over contract?

    ESPN New York "A few minutes after New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made news Tuesday by reportedly signing a five-year, $55 million contract extension through 2020, Muhammad Wilkerson took to social media and served up the following cryptic tweet: It's probably not a stretch to say the New..." June 02

  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says trading Mo Wilkerson 'not part of our plans'

    ESPN New York "General manager Mike Maccagnan said Wednesday the New York Jets aren't planning to put a "For Sale" sign on defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. At the same time, he didn't declare Wilkerson an untouchable. Maccagnan, speaking on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, said Wilkerson's name..." May 07

  • Mike Maccagnan: Leonard Williams’s arrival doesn’t impact Mo Wilkerson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets weren’t expecting defensive lineman Leonard Williams to be available when they were on the board in the first round and they were more than happy to take the USC prospect with the sixth pick. On Wednesday, General Manager Mike Maccagnan said that Williams was the pick was because he..." May 07

  • Report: New York Jets Fielding Calls from Teams Interested in DE Muhammad Wilkerson

    Sportsnaut "While everyone focuses on the NFL draft, which begins on Thursday night, teams are making calls not just about trading picks but also trading players. One player that has caught the eyes of “at least two teams” is New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, a 2011 first-round..." April 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    At least two teams, possibly more, have approached NY Jets about trading for Muhammad Wilkerson, per league source. Bares watching Thursday.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Jets star DL Muhammad Wilkerson is not reporting for start of the team's offseason work today. Might not be around for a while. Stay tuned

  • Where do Jets stand with extending Muhammad Wilkerson's contract?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets have committed some serious coin to outside free agents this offseason, but the elephant in the room going forward is the status of standout defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who's entering a contract year. General manager Mike Maccagnan on Thursday wouldn't put a timetable on when a..." March 20

  • Jets to meet with Muhammad Wilkerson's agent at combine

    ESPN New York "Aside from evaluating draft prospects, one of the things NFL executives do at the scouting combine is meet with agents. Lots of agents. Mostly, they try to lay the groundwork for potential deals. Toward that end, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is scheduled to huddle in..." February 18

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    Woody said they will discuss Wilkerson's contract then and he said they will consider all options at QB and every position #nyj

  • Muhammad Wilkerson continues wait for new contract

    ESPN New York "One of the storylines at the start of training camp was the Muhammad Wilkerson contract situation: Would the New York Jets reward their best player with an extension? Wilkerson waited. And waited. And waited. Still no extension. On Tuesday, he acknowledged for the first time that he..." December 24

  • Wilkerson’s toe improving, but he likely will miss Vikings game

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson’s injured left big toe is improving, but not quickly enough that Jets fans should expect to see No. 96 in green on Sunday in Minnesota. Wilkerson, suffering from a turf-toe injury he sustained against the Bills, didn’t practice on Wednesday after missing Monday night’s 16-13..." December 04

  • Muhammad Wilkerson likely to miss Week 13

    ESPN New York "The problems continue to mount for the New York Jets, who expect to be without injured defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson when they face the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. Wilkerson injured a toe in Monday night's 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills and was in a walking boot Wednesday as the Jets..." November 27

  • Mo Wilkerson's toe injury a concern for Jets

    ESPN New York "Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson underwent an MRI exam Tuesday for a toe injury that could cause him to miss a game for the first time in his career. Results of the MRI weren't immediately available. The New York Jets didn't provide an update on Wilkerson, who started receiving treatment, but..." November 26

  • Can Jets Afford Price Tag on Potential Muhammad Wilkerson Megadeal?

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets have been making moves, trading for Percy Harvin and most recently signing Jeremy Kerley to a contract extension. Are there more moves to come for the Jets? Will defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson receive an extension from the New York Jets as well?" October 23

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    Dennis Waszak Jr. @DWAZ73

    #Jets hit hard in fines this week: Wilkerson $20K for unnecessary roughness; Richardson $8,268 for grabbing facemask after play.

  • Richardson tells Jets to ‘do the right thing’ and pay Wilkerson

    New York Post "The Jets have yet to give star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson a long-term contract, but one of his fellow linemen is hoping it happens soon. Sheldon Richardson said he’s kept an eye on the reports about Wilkerson’s contract status, and he believes the Jets should give Wilkerson a new..." June 14

  • Wilkerson wants new deal, but in no rush

    ESPN New York "The New York Jets recently exercised the fifth-year option for Muhammad Wilkerson's contract (2015) -- a no-brainer. The real question is whether the Jets will sign their best defensive player to a long-term extension before the start of the regular season. Wilkerson said Tuesday night he'd..." May 14

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Jets have exercised their fifth-year option on DL Mo Wilkerson. $6.969M in 2015. Planned to do it along. #nyj

  • Muhammad Wilkerson tells team: ‘I want to be a Jet for life’

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson isn’t keeping his feelings about the Jets close to the vest. Whatever leverage the Pro Bowl defensive lineman might have had in his ongoing contract talks appeared to go right out the window Thursday when Wilkerson told The Post he had informed the team in January he wants to..." April 11

  • NY Jets plan to exercise option on Mo Wilkerson

    New York Daily News "The Jets have opened the lines of communication with Mo Wilkerson, but the anchor of Rex Ryan’s defense may still have to wait for his big payday. The Jets have had recent discussions with the All-Pro defensive lineman’s camp about his future, but no new long-term deal is on the horizon,..." March 07

  • Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson says he will not hold out

    Metro "The best player on the Jets wants to avoid a nasty offseason contract dispute like Darrelle Revis’ contentious holdout in 2010. In fact, Muhammad Wilkerson said he wants to retire as a Jet. The All-Pro defensive end told Metro New York on Saturday he hopes to sign a long-term deal with the..." February 09

  • Jets, Wilkerson may come to a head over contract

    New York Post "The Jets famously feuded with their best player over his contract in recent years with the whole Darrelle Revis saga. Could they be heading down that road again? Star defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is eligible for a contract extension after having just completed his third season, but like all..." February 06

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    I'm told that Jets' DL Mo Wilkerson's $15,785 fine for his hit of Titans QB Jake Locker in Week 4 has been rescinded by the league. #nyj

  • Jets’ Wilkerson might be best football player in New York

    New York Post "Muhammad Wilkerson walked to his locker inside the Jets training facility this week put down his cell phone and turned around to see he was surrounded by a group of reporters and cameras. “Wow what’s all this?” Wilkerson said. He had better get used to the attention. If it takes three..." October 12

  • Wilkerson can be Jets' next Revis

    ESPN New York "Muhammad Wilkerson was tending to something in his locker paying no attention to what was happening behind him. When he turned around the hulking defensive end was surprised to see about 10 media types hovering. "Whoa what’s all of this?" he asked Wednesday in the New York Jets’ locker..." October 10

  • Muhammad Wilkerson fined $15,785 for hit on Jake Locker

    CBS Sports "After laying a rough hit in Week 4 on Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker who sustained a sprained hip and will be out for the next few weeks Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said it was a legal play. And you know what? Locker agreed with him. But not the NFL because as CBS Sports' Jason La..." October 03

  • Jets’ Wilkerson feared to have high ankle sprain

    New York Post "Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson an emerging star in his third pro season exited Thursday night’s 13-10 loss to the Patriots late in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury. Rex Ryan said he was unsure of the extent of the injury but did say it could be a high ankle sprain which likely..." September 14

  • Defections leave 23-year-old Muhammad Wilkerson in charge of Jets' unrecognizable defense

    ESPN "At first, Muhammad Wilkerson thought the text from Sione Po'uha was a joke. "You serious?" Wilkerson shot back. Po'uha wasn't kidding. The emotional leader of the New York Jets' defensive line, a locker-room mentor to Wilkerson, had just been released. "It hit me hard," Wilkerson said,..." April 13

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