Wilkerson's absence is no surprise, as the defensive lineman is seeking a new contract from the team and has stated he won't take part in voluntary team activities. Richardson and Marshall are not involved in contract disputes.
Despite some optimism from the team,
Heading into the final year on his contract and due to make $6.97 million, Wilkerson is not pleased with how the negotiations have gone.
"We're continuing to have dialogue sporadically, but it’s got to be something that works for both sides," owner Woody Johnson said per the New York Post.
The team expressed an interest in extending his contract, but so far there has been no signs of an extension. Plus, the team drafted
"We have money allocated for Mo," Maccagnan said via NJ.com. "We'd like to keep Mo a Jet for a long time. But, again, it's a process."
Maccagnan had merely reiterated what he claimed before the draft about Wilkerson, who could receive $40 million guaranteed.
Wilkerson was a rare standout for the Jets last season with 56 tackles and six sacks. He has 21 1/2 sacks over the last three years.
However, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan, who appeared on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, said that the organization isn't looking to try and trade Wilkerson at this time.
"We're not actively shopping Mo," Maccagnan said, via ESPN.com. "It's not part of our plans. But, again, his name comes up periodically at times, but nothing active right now."
Wilkerson has been productive for the Jets but is entering the final year of his contract. The Jets also just drafted Leonard Williams, who figures to earn some immediate playing time.
"Mo's a good player, he's part of this organization and he's currently under contract," Maccagnan said. "We'd like to keep him in this organization. We just have to go through a process with him to figure out, you know, if we can find a middle ground."
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