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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 claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Report: Rams, Jets swapping tackles

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
he Jets reportedly are working on acquiring former first-round OT Jason Smith from the Rams in exchange for demoted Jets ORT Wayne Hunter.

Jets choose PK Folk over Brown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Nick Folk won a spirited Jets PK battle with Josh Brown after the team announced Brown was among its cuts to 74 players.

Jets reduce roster to 80 players

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Jets reduced their roster to 80 on Satuday morning by waiving seven players.

Jets WR Kerley rebounding from tough start to camp

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley's training camp got off to a rough start, but he is getting healthy and should make an impact out of the slot.

Jets ORT Hunter loses starting job

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Jets ORT Wayne Hunter has lost his starting job, head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Thursday.

Searching for hope for the Jets

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
There is plenty of pessimism about the Jets after a lackluster start to the preseason. PFW's Kevin Fishbain tries to find some positives.

Rams sign DE Gholston

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Rams signed free-agent DE Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick of the 2008 draft, on Wednesday.

Jets give struggling Hunter day off from practice

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Jets embattled ORT Wayne Hunter was excused from the team's practice Tuesday night for what the team called a "personal reason."

Jets release OT Heyer

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
The Jets released veteran OT Stephon Heyer, the team announced Monday.

Olympic sprinter Demps signs with Patriots

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed ex-Florida RB-RS Jeff Demps, the team confirmed Friday evening.

Report: Patriots to work out WR Burress

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Former Jets and Giants WR Plaxico Burress will work out for the Patriots on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ryan's frustration with Jets' chippy play boils over

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Jets head coach Rex Ryan, angered by continued chippy play at practice, punished his club with a series of windsprints Tuesday.

Broncos sign ex-Jets S Leonhard

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced Saturday that they signed veteran free-agent S Jim Leonhard.

When to draft Tebow

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The most celebrated backup quarterback in league history is an intriguing fantasy option for owners. But when should Tim Tebow be drafted?

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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