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Muhammad Wilkerson on extension: When it happens, it happens


Richard Sherman and Joe Haden have gotten contract extensions recently and Patrick Peterson may not be far behind, so the ball is rolling on extensions for cornerbacks of the 2011 draft class.

Muhammad Wilkerson doesn’t play cornerback, but he’s one of the most productive players to come out of that draft and that’s led to questions about when he’ll get a new deal. There’s not much pressure for the Jets, who have exercised the defensive end’s 2015 option. That will allow them to pay him a little more than $8 million for the next two seasons and Wilkerson said he’s not feeling much urgency to get a deal done either.

“I would like a deal, but when it happens, it happens,” Wilkerson said, via “I’m not saying I want it to be before the regular season. When it happens, it happens. I’m going to come in and work hard and take every day like I always do.”

Wilkerson previously ruled out a holdout in order to press the issue and seems to be content to bide his time until reaching agreement on a deal that will keep him with the Jets for the long term. If he turns in a 2014 season that looks like his first three, that course should pay off handsomely for him.

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6 Responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson on extension: When it happens, it happens”
  1. pats4win says: May 14, 2014 8:18 AM

    C’mon Muhammad, the NY press loves a good hold-out. Go for the big bucks now. Disrupt the Jets front office like you do opposing teams backfields.

  2. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 14, 2014 9:26 AM

    Most impressive defensive player I saw last year

  3. hehateme2 says: May 14, 2014 9:39 AM

    Sounds far too smart to be a jet.

  4. RexCanCoach says: May 14, 2014 10:14 AM

    He is both intelligent and loyal. And a helluva football player.

    PS – keep it quiet but players love to play for the Jets because they love to play for Rex Ryan.

    Good things in 2014.

  5. fatediesel says: May 14, 2014 11:12 AM

    Joe Haden wasn’t part of the 2011 draft class.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: May 14, 2014 2:36 PM

    They will use this as leverage to make him turn State’s evidence against other members of the notorious scooter gang.

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