Tuesday, June 9, 2015

He's back: Wilkerson reports to mandatory minicamp

One of the New York Jets' best players (and arguably the best) has finally made an appearance to the team's facility.

Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson showed up to the first day of the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday after skipping voluntary workouts and OTAs due to a holdup in contract chatter.

Wilkerson told the media "it felt good to be back" but that he's "frustrated" with the pace at which negotiations have unraveled.
"His absence the past few months was his not-so-subtle way of getting the attention of new general manager Mike Maccagnan," writes Newsday's Kimberley A. Martin. "But unlike his employer, Wilkerson has little leverage in his quest for a long-term deal. 
He's under contract for 2015 and the Jets could put the franchise tag on him in 2016, keeping him under their control. Plus, he ran the risk of facing a daily fine for skipping mandatory minicamp sessions."
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