MUHAMMAD WILKERSON NEWS

Jets hire Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have hired former linebacker Pepper Johnson as their defensive line coach. Johnson worked in the same role last season with Buffalo, but was replaced by Karl Dunbar who followed coach Rex Ryan from the Jets to the Bills. Johnson recently interviewed with the Giants for their defensive coordinator vacancy, which went to Steve Spagnuolo. Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Need to Extend Muhammad Wilkerson

In the 2011 NFL draft, the Jets took Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson with their first pick, the 30th pick overall. Since then, Wilkerson has been a dominant force on the defensive line, even though he is yet to make a Pro Bowl. Wilkerson will be entering the final year of his contract, and it is vital that the he and the Jets reach a long-term agreement.The last time the...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets – The Defensive Remains

A run through the New York Jets defensive remains from 2014 and who could be a factor in 2015. Here is the offensive version if you missed it. Starters Sheldon Richardson – The team’s best overall player in 2014 and an absolute monster in the middle. Richardson finished with 66 tackles, 8 sacks, 5 TFLs and a forced fumble, improving on his Rookie of the Year season. He should...
Via Turn On The Jets
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Pro Bowl Roster (Offense, Defense, and Special Teams)

There were quite a few tough players to leave off of the list (such as Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Fletcher Cox, Jerry Hughes, LaVonte David, Drew Brees, Everson Griffen, and Earl Thomas), but this is my entire 2015 Pro Bowl roster. A final regular season All-Pro team will be introduced next week.  OFFENSEQUARTERBACKSAaron Rodgers (Green Bay) Tony Romo (Dallas) Ben...
Via Football Nation
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats' Edelman, Blount out; Jets' Wilkerson active

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount will not play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of injuries. Edelman, who has 92 catches, has a concussion that limited him in practice. He has also been playing through a thigh injury. Blount has a shoulder injury and was also limited. Patriots slot cornerback...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Wilkerson ruled out for game vs. Titans

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will not play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday because of turf toe. The Jets downgraded Wilkerson from doubtful to out on Saturday, and the team announced the defensive end wouldn't travel to Tennessee. Wilkerson, who has 4 1/2 sacks this season, has missed the last two games after injuring his left big...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Harvin questionable, Wilkerson doubtful

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin is listed as questionable to play against the Titans in Tennessee on Sunday, while defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is doubtful. Harvin is dealing with a sprained left ankle suffered at Minnesota last Sunday that kept him out of practice until Friday, when he was a limited participant. Harvin says he fully expects...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Sheldon Richardson Is Getting Even Better

Defensive Rookie of the Year award winner Sheldon Richardson was already practically a star entering his sophomore year in the NFL. In a surprising change from his dominance as a pass rusher at Missouri, Richardson demolished running lanes as his primary strength as a rookie. In his second year, he has begun to flourish as a pass rusher. His performance this past against the Vikings...
Via Turn On The Jets
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Folk probable; Wilkerson, Amaro out vs Vikes

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jets kicker Nick Folk is listed as probable to play in New York's game at Minnesota on Sunday after recovering from a hip flexor injury. Coach Rex Ryan says Folk did kickoffs and was a full participant during practice Friday. Folk injured his right hip during the Jets' 16-13 loss to Miami last Monday night. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (turf toe) and...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Folk limited; Wilkerson out vs. Vikings

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets kicker Nick Folk returned to practice Thursday and attempted a few field goals after being sidelined with a hip flexor injury. Folk was limited, but says being able to kick is ''progress.'' He and coach Rex Ryan say how he feels Friday will go a long way in determining whether he'll play Sunday at Minnesota. Folk injured his right hip during...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jetsdaq, New York Jets Week 13 Risers and Fallers

The Jets 2nd straight Monday Night loss to an AFC Rival was extremely disheartening last night. It was particularly frustrating because while so much about the game was horrible, Gang Green actually managed to do some things very right. The running game was on fire in the first half and despite the dropped interceptions and Muhammad Wilkerson on the sideline, the defense played a...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets vs. Dolphins: Preview and Prediction

Coming into Monday night against the Dolphins, the Jets entire organization is an absolute mess. Head coach Rex Ryan announced that Geno Smith will start at quarterback, even though it seems there was disconnect among the coaches and front office on whether that was the right decision. In addition, the Jets are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Bills last Monday night. The Jets...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Wilkerson has turf toe, expects to miss MNF

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has a turf toe injury that won't require surgery, but he expects to miss Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins. Wilkerson says Friday he's still in a walking boot and his left big toe was heavily wrapped. The injury occurred in the Jets' 38-3 loss to Buffalo last Monday night, and Wilkerson is uncertain...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Amaro has head injury, Wilkerson ailing toe

NEW YORK (AP) Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro has a head injury and is going through the NFL's concussion protocol, while New York defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has an ailing toe. Both players were injured in the Jets' 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Coach Rex Ryan says Tuesday that Amaro, who leads NFL rookie tight ends with 34 catches for 291 yards receiving...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilkerson leaves Jets-Bills game with toe injury

DETROIT (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has left Monday night's game against the Buffalo Bills with a toe injury. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Wilkerson is in his fourth NFL season, all with the Jets. He's been a starter throughout his career. He came into Monday night's game with 4 1/2 sacks after posting 10 1/2 last season. He has not missed a game as a pro. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilkerson, Jets look to 'return the favor' to Bills

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets were embarrassed at home three and a half weeks ago in a 43-23 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. It collectively stung the team from top to bottom. Fortunately for Gang Green, they haven't had to wait long for a potential payback game, but that retribution won't come easy via a trip to Western New York.“Those guys came in our house and put...
Via AFC East Daily
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ: 10 New York Jets Moves For 2015

Putting a potential Muhammad Wilkerson extension to the side and working under the assumption Rex Ryan is back in 2015, here are ten moves the New York Jets could consider this offseason… 1. Cut Chris JohnsonWhy?: Cutting the artist formerly known as CJ2K saves the Jets $3.5 million and removes a guy that has consistently complained about touches and taken snaps from Bilal Powell...
Via Turn On The Jets
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets DL Calls Out Roethlisberger’s Ball Control – For Good Reason

Even though the supposedly lowly New York Jets have plenty of problems on defense—they’ve given up more touchdown passes than anybody, while taking the ball away in historically drought-like fashion—they believe they have one way to help stop the Pittsburgh Steelers’ currently red hot offense. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson told Rich Cimini on Thursday that […] Jets...
Via Steelers Depot
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Unlikely To Sign Muhammad Wilkerson To An Extension Anytime Soon

According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, it’s unlikely that the Jets will sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term contract at any point in the near future. Cole reports that New York isn’t willing to pay much more than the total guarantees Wilkerson would receive from his fifth-year option and a potential franchise tag in 2016 at this time. Cole mentions that this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Jets preview: Controlling New York front seven key for Bolts

As we mentioned earlier this week, the Jets provide an interesting challenge for the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts are a much better team on paper, but it just so happens what the Jets do best counters the Chargers biggest weakness. Led by stud defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson, the Jets front seven is one of the best in the NFL. Under Rex Ryan, this unit has been a perennial powerhouse...
Via cover32 - Chargers
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Even if nothing else goes right, the New York Jets’ defensive line is incredible

Somehow the New York Jets find themselves at 1-2 three weeks into the season. If a few breaks had gone their way, they could very easily be undefeated right now. But as it happens so often with the Jets, mistakes and plum bad luck have gotten in the way. The Jets could have beaten the Packers in Green Bay if only Marty Mornhinweg hadn’t called time out. The Jets could have beaten...
Via cover32 - Jets
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson & Sheldon Richardson Fined for Scuffled vs. Packers

Things got feisty last week in the New York Jets/Green Bay Packers game, and Muhammad Wilkerson got the short end of the stick when he was ejected in the third quarter for throwing a punch at Josh Sitton. According to [ProFootballFocus], the NFL will fine Wilkerson $20,000 for his actions on Sunday, but he’s not the only Jet who will have to cough up a hunk of cash for his actions...
Via Standing O Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Wilkerson fined $20K by NFL for ejection

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness - throwing punches - in a fight that resulted in him being ejected against the Green Bay Packers. Wilkerson was tossed when he got into it with Packers players in the third quarter of Green Bay's 31-24 victory last Sunday. Wilkerson was called for an unsportsmanlike...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Stock Report: Beating the J-E-T-S edition

The Green Bay Packers pulled Sunday’s win over the New York Jets out of their you-know-what. Muhammad Wilkerson getting ejected, an untimely timeout (if you’re the Jets), an injury to Eric Decker and Jets’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg inexplicably ditching the option and misdirection plays that worked so well for his team in the first quarter. It sounds like I’m...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fat Guy Not-So-Play of the Day Courtey of New York Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson

From time to time there are plays during an NFL game that make you proud to be a fan of the team, of the player, or of humanity in general. Then there are plays that make you want to hang your head in shame, slap your forehead in disbelief, or just turn the television off.On Sunday New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson had one of those plays.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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