New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson recorded two sacks and three tackles Sunday against the Miami Dolphins .
The Dolphins basically abandoned their running game, allowing Wilkerson to generate consistent pressure on Ryan Tannehill .The result was a low number of tackles, but a rare multi-sack performance.
Wilkerson posted excellent numbers, but for once, his efforts weren't part of shutting down an opponent's rushing attack. Ryan Mathews ran for over 100 yards the defense failed to keep the Jets in the game.
Wilkerson plans to play out the 2015 season under his current contract, which will pay him $6.97 million. He is in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.
He is slated to become a free agent in March, but the Jets could use the franchise tag on Wilkerson. If they do that, it could cost New York around $15-16 million.
The secondary will feature the additions of cornerbacks
"I believe we can be as good as we want," defensive end
The Jets defense is expected to be aggressive, especially with the blitz, under first-year coach Todd Bowles.
"This defense should be a playoff defense," Skrine said. "The defense should get us in the playoffs. We have the defense to it. We've got a lot of talent on this defense. It's just about all coming together."
Wilkerson suffered a setback last week in his recovery, but Todd Bowles has seen progress lately.
"He's still got some work to do," Bowles told ESPN. "A tweak to me means you are out a day or two and come back but obviously it has been bothering him longer than that. He is getting the necessary help and getting better."
The Jets need a healthy Wilkerson, who has averaged seven sacks over the last three seasons.
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