Muhammad Wilkerson Leaves Visit With Packers, Meeting With Saints & Chiefs Next



Ian Rapoport reports that free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson is scheduled to visit with the Saints next.

  • According to Jason La Canfora, Wilkerson also has a visit lined up with the Chiefs.

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Tom Silverstein reports that free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson completed his visit with the Packers on Thursday.

  • Silverstein’s source said the meeting between Wilkerson and Green Bay went “very well” and the Packers are still in contention. However, Wilkerson plans to visit other teams.
  • Rob Demovsky confirms the news and adds that meeting with other teams was part of the plan all along and this doesn’t mean the Packers are out of it.

It’s worth mentioning that new Packers DC Mike Pettine coached Wilkerson while in New York back in 2011 and 2012 and helped him make the Pro Bowl.

Wilkerson, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract with the team and was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason before the Jets used their franchise tag on him last year.

The Jets surprisingly locked him up to a five-year, $86 million contract that included $53.5 million guaranteed just before the deadline last year. Wilkerson was set to make base salaries of $16.75 million and $15.25 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Jets announced his release last week.

In 2017, Wilkerson appeared in 13 games for the Jets and recorded 46 tackles, 3.5 sacks, an interception, and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 50 interior defender out of 122 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.