The New York Post reported on Thursday that defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be at the team’s mandatory minicamp next week, which would mark his first appearance at practice with the team this offseason as Wilkerson has stayed away as part of his effort to secure a long-term deal before his rookie contract expires.
The minicamp is the first mandatory work of the offseason for the Jets and Wilkerson would be subject to fines for missing each of the three days. Despite that, Wilkerson’s agent Chad Wiestling says his client hasn’t made up his mind about how to handle things.
“We have yet to decide whether to attend or not,” Wiestling told Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
Wilkerson quashed the idea of holding out before the 2014 season, saying that a deal would happen when it happens. A year has passed without a deal happening and the contract that defensive end Cam Jordan signed with the Saints this week has “reset the market” according to Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan, a combination that may have Wilkerson thinking differently when it comes to this year’s work.