Muhammad Wilkerson not expected at Jets workouts

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It looks like Broncos linebacker Von Miller won’t be the only high-profile defensive player skipping the start of a workout program this week.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson also got franchise tagged this offseason and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Wilkerson is expected to skip the team’s offseason work until he’s under contract. Like Miller and plenty of other players in the same position, Wilkerson hopes his absence helps lead to a long-term agreement.

There’s been some talk about the Jets trading Wilkerson to a team that’s more willing to give Wilkerson that deal than the Jets have been this offseason. The topic comes up on occasion, but there hasn’t been any public indication that such a deal is going to materialize.

Wilkerson, who broke his leg in Week 17, would make $15.7 million in 2016 under the terms of the franchise tag. He has until July 15 to work out a long-term deal, at which point his contractual choices shrink to playing out the year under the tag, negotiating a different one-year deal or sitting out the entire year.

19 responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson not expected at Jets workouts

  1. 15.7 is too much all by itself, even without going to a long term deal. It sucks but let him play his year and go elsewhere if necessary. Hope he doesn’t get hurt
    (That’s not sarcasm. Hope he doesn’t get hurt)

  2. I don’t begrudge any of these guys to try and make as much as they possibly can but at $15,700,000 come on man, show up! I make $57,000, I don’t have a contract, and I show up ………. every day.

  3. I’d like to be paid more. Perhaps I won’t show up tomorrow. I’m not even under contract.

  4. I would give him the long-term contract deal he wants, but I wouldn’t overpay for him either. Obviously he makes it better, but still, the Jets have a great defensive line with or without him.

  5. The problem is with Snacks gone and Richardson always one toke away from another suspension Mo is the anchor for that D line. They really have no choice but keep him under the tag…

  6. Yes of course MW is going to play in 2016 for $15.7 million… and of course he will be lining up for the NY Jets…

    …unless of course the Browns are willing to horse-trade for pick #2….

  7. 4 out the Jets last 6 first round picks have been defensive lineman….

    Why do GMs continue to ignore history and draft the same position in the first round over and over?…like Detroit..

    The best case scenario is they pan out, but you lose 1 or 2 of them because of Money!…

    The Jets get what they deserve…

  8. ohand16 says:
    Apr 17, 2016 6:53 AM
    Just another step towards the end of Todd Bowles tenure after 2 seasons.
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    Clearly another snake bit Patriots fan who fears the Jets when he has no reason to. It never ceases to amaze me the way the Jets get under their skin just by existing. Like little children fighting in a schoolyard and thinking they are witty and creative as they call the other kid childish names never realizing the other kid s are laughing at him, not with him.

  9. RexCanCoach says:
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    That clown can coach … for one or two years then the real Rex takes over and self destruction rules.

    Wilkerson will not be traded for less than he is worth and he is worth far more than the first round #2 pick in this draft. The cheapest he goes for is a first rounder in the first 10 paired with a third rounder also in the first 10 and it’s likely he will cost way more than that.

  10. @jetsjetsjetsnow

    I would have to disagree with you, Mo is awesome and deserves more credit. Look at his sack numbers before Richardson was drafted and then look at them after. I wouldn’t consider him an “anchor” but a great piece for a d-line.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him traded away to Cleveland since the Jets almost moved up to #1. They are clearly going QB in round 1 they cleared up cap space constantly which they could of used to sign Fitz but they decided not to, the writing is on the wall. Funny saying it because I never hear or say this but if they were to draft Wentz that would probably be his best chance to succeed with Marshall, Forte, Decker, and Gailey.

  11. @jetsjetsjetsnow

    I would have to disagree, bro. Look at Wilk’s sack numbers before Richardson was drafted compared to when we drafted Richardson. Teams are far more concerned with Richardson than they are Wilkerson. I would not call Wilkerson an anchor, but a great piece to a defensive line. Don’t be surprised if we trade up to #2 since we couldn’t make it happen with the Titans.

  12. igornathanhiggers says:
    Apr 17, 2016 12:44 PM
    4 out the Jets last 6 first round picks have been defensive lineman….

    Why do GMs continue to ignore history and draft the same position in the first round over and over?…like Detroit..

    The best case scenario is they pan out, but you lose 1 or 2 of them because of Money!…

    The Jets get what they deserve…
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    Actually your ignorant shows it all, the Jets got couple defense players in draft because they were best players available on their pick spot.. And Most of them are really good players… You wouldn’t complain if your team been doing the same.

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