Wilkerson ended speculation that he would hold out by attending minicamp.
"Mo is and always has been a team-first player, and is willing to put the team ahead of his own contractual status," Wiestling said. "Mo loves being a member of the Jets and would prefer to finish his career in New York."
Wilkerson did not participate in previous offseason activities, including OTAs.
Wilkerson added that he was "frustrated" at not landing a new deal, but added his confidence that one will get done.
That would confirm the declaration of teammate Sheldon Richardson, who said he had been told by Wilkerson that he would not hold out due to a contract dispute.
Wilkerson contributed to 56 tackles and added six sacks in just 13 games last season.
Wilkerson has skipped the voluntary portion of the Jets' offseason activities due to a contract dispute.
Wilkerson spoke before his charity bowling event, the first time he's spoken with reporters this offseason. He hasn't attended any of the Jets' OTAs this season, a decision he said he made in conjunction with his agent.
"It's just a decision that's going to be made between me and my agent," Wilkerson said. "We'll talk about it."
Wilkerson is scheduled to make $6.969 million this season, the fifth-year option figure in his rookie contract.
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