Packers place Muhammad Wilkerson on IR

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Muhammad Wilkerson isn’t expected to play again this year, after suffering a serious ankle injury last Sunday. He’ll officially miss at least eight weeks, via his official placement on injured reserve.

The Packers filled Wilkerson’s roster spot by elevating cornerback Tony Brown from the practice squad. Defensive lineman Deon Simon was signed to the practice squad to take Brown’s place.

Two members of Green Bay’s secondary are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills: safety Josh Jones (ankle) and cornerback Kevin King (groin).

Wilkerson, a first-round pick of the Jets in 2011, signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Packers after being released by New York.

14 responses to “Packers place Muhammad Wilkerson on IR

  1. Terrible news for my Packers that Wilkerson is done. Our defense might even become worse than the Vikings defense. And Aaron is already behind Kirk. This season is just getting bad for our Packers. Let the Bears have it. Think I’ll offer a free cooking class on Sundays in our neighborhood. No one will want to watch the Packers games. Now the Packers won’t be signing anymore big name free agents after being burned like this.

  2. The guy was once a stud along with Sheldon Richardson and were a powerful force on the D line, but when the jets defense fell so did they. There’s talent there and he was now in a positive winning culture. As a Vikings fan, I was worried about this signing, expecting him to really nail down the middle of that line. However, I didn’t want to see it end like this. Good luck MW.

  3. Let King walk.

    GB should never have drafted him with his injury history and in his second season, it’s time to move on from him.

  4. Wilkerson was an amazing talent for a few years. But he truly struggled with injuries and declining production. Frequently missing meetings and showing up late AFTER you get paid is a bad look. The Jets opted to let him go. Unfortunately he got hurt, but he has been in a decline for a while. He had no sucks in 2 games with the packers–not a sign he was getting back to his prior level.

    The worst move the Jets made was to pay him and let Damon Harrison sign with the Giants.

  5. wiscowomenrplump says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    1-2-1
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    It’d be awful embarrassing for the Pack to put a beat down on a team that just annihilated yours, wouldn’t it? Keep on hoping….

  6. bondlake says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Let King walk.

    GB should never have drafted him with his injury history and in his second season, it’s time to move on from him.

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    And yet, your Minnesota Griffens keep trotting Treadwell out there… well stumbling him out there, anyways.

  7. never the same player after the broken leg sadly. the jets are still trying to find the next john abraham.

  8. ragnarthegreat says:
    September 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    The guy was once a stud along with Sheldon Richardson and were a powerful force on the D line, but when the jets defense fell so did they. There’s talent there and he was now in a positive winning culture. As a Vikings fan, I was worried about this signing, expecting him to really nail down the middle of that line. However, I didn’t want to see it end like this. Good luck MW.

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    Good post. Thanks. You know, I’m hoping the Pack re-sign him next year to another “prove it” contract. From what I understand of the guy, he’s a quiet thoughtful guy. Not near the locker room problem guy that Jets’ fans said the Pack could expect.

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