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Draft Scout *Muhammad Wilkerson News
10/24/16 - DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) was inactive Sunday, when the Jets beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-16. Wilkerson played 96 percent of the snaps in the Jets' first six games but was held out of practice last Wednesday and Friday while only getting in a limited session on Thursday. Coach Todd Bowles said Wilkerson felt better Monday after a few days off but that it was too soon to tell if he would be able to play against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.
10/23/16 - DE Muhammad Wilkerson is inactive for the game due to an ankle injury. He practiced Thursday on a limited basis but did not practice on Wednesday and Friday, complaining of discomfort. Wilkerson has been bothered by soreness from offseason surgery to repair a fractured right fibula. The injury happened in the final game of the 2015 season.
08/09/16 - DE Muhammad Wilkerson (broken right leg) was activated off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, and he participated in practice with the Jets for the first time this summer. Coach Todd Bowles did not rule out playing Wilkerson in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars, although it is more likely than not that Wilkerson sits until at least the second exhibition game. Wilkerson broke his leg in the 2015 season finale.
07/28/16 - DE Muhammad Wilkerson was placed on the physically unable to perform list, but it was an expected move because he is recovering from a broken right leg. Wilkerson was injured in the third quarter of the Week 17 loss in Buffalo, and since the rehab time for his surgically repaired knee was six months, the team wants to be cautious in the early portions of camp. Wilkerson signed a five-year, $86 million contact on July 15 and said he would be ready for Week 1.
07/21/16 - DE Muhammad Wilkerson vows to be ready for Week 1 of the 2016 season.
Wilkerson, who broke his right leg in Week 17 last season, is still rehabbing and the team wants to be cautious in the early stages of camp.
"Yeah, I'll be ready for Week 1," he said on a conference call scheduled for the Pro Bowl edge defender to discuss his five-year, $86 million contract, which was signed July 15.