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Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson - #96 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 10/22/1989
Birthplace Linden, NJ
College Temple
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 30th pick by Jets

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
69 3 0

Pettine to put Bills defense on the attack

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
New Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine plans to bring his aggressive style from the Jets' defenses to Buffalo.

Bills hire former Jets DC Pettine

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Buffalo hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to run the Bills’ defense, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported. 

Jets fire Sparano; Pettine won't return

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Jets fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will not return in 2013.

Report: Jets will not retain QB coach Cavanaugh

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
The Jets parted ways with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

Jets fire GM Tannenbaum; Ryan stays

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
Jets owner Woody Johnson announced Monday that GM Mike Tannenbaum will not return in 2013.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Bills top Jets behind another big day from Spiller

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping the under-achieving Bills end their season with a 28-9 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Add Pro Bowl to reasons Jets FS Landry won't come cheap

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Jets S LaRon Landry has had a solid season and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl, but he may be tough to keep for 2013.

McElroy out, Sanchez back in for Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Jets QB Greg McElroy is being evaluated for a concussion and will not play in the season finale. Mark Sanchez will start against the Bills.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Vick can resurrect career once more

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's Eagles career could end after Sunday's start. But bank on it: His career will begin somewhere else as a starter in 2013.

Scout's Notebook: Jets CB Antonio Cromartie

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of maturing, bump-and-run Jets CB Antonio Cromartie.

Jets waive WR Gilyard

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Jets waived WR Mardy Gilyard, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Chargers sack McElroy, Jets

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Chargers took Greg McElroy down 11 times, tying the team record in a 27-17 victory over the Jets Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 26, 2012
Wilkerson suffered a concussion and injured a knee during the team's loss to San Diego on Sunday, and his status for the season finale at Buffalo is uncertain.||||||| Wilkerson played every defensive snap against the Chargers, and the team says he showed no symptoms of a concussion until after the game, and was tested. He'll continue to undergo tests this week.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
Wilkerson and Giants running back Brandon Jacobs were ejected from the teams' preseason game Monday night - a 17-3 win by the Jets - after taking swings at each other.||||||| After Mario Manningham's 7-yard catch with 8:37 left in the third quarter, Wilkerson and Jacobs shoved each other. The two yelled at each other several yards away from where Manningham caught the pass as players from both teams rushed over to separate Jacobs and Wilkerson before things escalated.
Posted April 29, 2011
The Jets selected Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson with the 30th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, giving New York the big-time pass rusher they coveted.||||||| The 6-foot-4 1/2, 305-pound Wilkerson had 9 1/2 sacks last year for the Owls, and should immediately help the Jets, who have made it to the AFC championship game the last two seasons. "I don't see him as a nose tackle, but this young man can play defensive end in our system and (defensive) tackle as well," said coach Rex Ryan, who recently authored a book about himself. "I see him as a possible three-down contributor for us. We'll see."

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