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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

Jets rookie DE Coples showing plenty of flashes

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Early returns on Jets first-round DE Quinton Coples have been positive, and his play in practice has been improving.

Jets place WR Hill on I.R.

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
The Jets placed WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve and promoted DB Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad.

Jets announce QB McElroy will start Sunday

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The Jets announced Tuesday that Greg McElroy will be the team’s starting quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Win's a win for desperate Titans

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Titans' victory over the Jets was almost unwatchable, but you won't hear Mike Munchak or his staff apologizing for a win they desperately needed.

Titans end Jets' playoff hopes

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Chris Johnson went 94 yards for the longest touchdown run in the NFL since 2006 and the Titans beat the Jets 14-10 on Monday night.

Jets claim WR Edwards

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed WR Braylon Edwards on Tuesday, bringing the wideout back after he played the 2009-10 seasons with the Jets.

Jets DE Wilkerson turning it on in second season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson has flown under the radar nationally, but he is having a huge season helping keep New York in the playoff hunt.

49ers-Seahawks flexed to SNF in Week 16

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The 49ers-Seahawks game in Week 16 has been flexed to be on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats romp, Jets stay alive

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
The Patriots torched the Texans on Monday night, while the Jets, somehow, remain in the AFC wild-card hunt after beating the Jaguars.

Jets remain in hunt with win over Jaguars

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns and the Jets kept their postseason hopes alive with a 17-10 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

FBI agents raid sites belonging to ex-Jet, brother

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Federal, state and local agents searched Fort Wayne property belonging to former Jets OT Jason Fabini and a home owned by his brother.

Sanchez named Jets' starting QB for Week 14

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
Rex Ryan named Mark Sanchez the Jets’ starting quarterback for their Week 14 game against the Jaguars.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: McElroy the only decision for Ryan

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Now that Rex Ryan has made the tough decision of yanking Mark Sanchez, he should make the easy one and start Greg McElroy Sunday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots again reign supreme

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
It's a familiar sight — the Patriots donning celebratory AFC East champion gear, with the rest of the division looking up at them.

Jets bench Sanchez, beat Cardinals

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Third-stringer Greg McElroy stepped in for a struggling Mark Sanchez and energized the Jets to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on 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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