Report: Muhammad Wilkerson is late a lot

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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was benched for a quarter Sunday, after he was late to a team meeting the day before.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said afterward he thought Wilkerson (and linebacker Darron Lee) were in the process of trying to earn his trust back.

That might be a tougher battle for Wilkerson, who is apparently a repeat offender.

According to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Wilkerson “has regularly shown up late to team’s morning meetings this season,” and has missed some altogether. A team source said Wilkerson was either late or absent from five meetings since the preseason.

Bowles fines players for being late, and eventually they add up to a benching.

This wasn’t the first benching for Muhammad, who has apologized for his behavior in the past, saying it wouldn’t happen again. And yet it continues to.

They gave him a five-year, $86 million contract after the 2015 season, so the fines apparently don’t make much of an impact.

11 responses to “Report: Muhammad Wilkerson is late a lot

  1. The Jets should cut Wilkerson if really want to send a message and show the league they are no longer a clown operation.

  2. I read that Bowles fines players who are late to meetings 12k and if it continues to happen he benches them, but if you miss a walkthrough you’re inactive for the game. So it’s not like Bowles is letting the guys run wild. Wilkerson has been a locker room cancer and a fugazi “leader” the last two years. I don’t blame the Jets for giving him his contract because I think any team in the NFL would of signed him to that deal after the years he had. It’s a shame though that he turned into a fat, lazy, entitled diva and cost us Snacks. But for the people calling for the Jets to cut him immediately, they can’t. They would save 11m at the end of the season and 17m if they cut him after June 1st.

  3. Looks like he’s gotten a few more chances than Mr. SI-Coverman Himself the world-renowned Jonas Gray.

  4. The jets are often called dyfunctional but that ignores that the media in New York is an absolute monster. this kinda dirt does not get out in a city like New Orleans and many others. Too many fans on the editorial staff!

  5. Great Jets management. That’s what happens when you have so many draft busts, and your only solid player has all the leverage in the world on the GM come contract time.

    They should have dealt Richardson and Wilkerson earlier and paid Harrison.

    They can never admit draft busts, which to be fair, they would have to do a lot.

    Don’t look now, but 2015 #6 overall pick, Leonard Williams is not that good. At all.

  6. @tylawspick6

    You do understand that Leonard Williams is an elite run stopping DE who consistently gets pressure on the QB despite being double teamed right? Don’t look now but Devin McCourty, Malcom Brown, Alan Branch, and Malcom Butler are absolute garbage.

  7. ryann252013 says:
    December 6, 2017 at 10:32 am
    @tylawspick6

    You do understand that Leonard Williams is an elite run stopping DE who consistently gets pressure on the QB despite being double teamed right? Don’t look now but Devin McCourty, Malcom Brown, Alan Branch, and Malcom Butler are absolute garbage.

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    LOL!!

    Elite “run stopping” DE? According to what? He doesn’t command double teams as the #6 overall pick and he was supposed to be this great “steal”.

    He can’t even hold Trey Flowers’s jock. Flowers was a 4th rd pick.

    As long as Jets fans like you live in a world of delusion, this is the product you’ll get.

    You probably said the same thing about Mo Wilkerson, too, which is why he is now gouging your team, being paid 4 times the amount of his rookie contract and being WORSE than what he was under his rookie contract.

    Enjoy!

  8. The funniest part about this comments section is fans acting like their team doesn’t have players who show up late to meetings all the time. They do, you just aren’t hearing about it.

  9. @tylawspick6

    That’s hilarious, I said nothing about Trey Flowers but if you really want to get into that argument we can. Leonard Williams has a higher grade on PFF then Trey Flowers but don’t let facts get in the way of your blinding homerism. It’s tough to take your word on who’s a good player and who isn’t considering you let go of Kony Ealy and replaced him with Lawrence Guy the 95th ranked defensive end in the league. Also, considering Malcom Brown and Steve McLendon both grade out the same at NT and Williams is still graded higher than Trey Flowers and they are both interior DL and rely on the NT tells you all you need to know. So considering your judgement of the Jets defensive line, who else would teams double? they aren’t doubling Wilkerson that’s for sure. It’s common sense, you don’t even need to watch the tape.

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