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.
Wilkerson missed practice on Saturday and said that he had a setback with the hamstring last week, per ESPN.
Wilkerson left Sunday's practice while dealing with the injury and is being held out as a precaution.
"He’s feeling OK, [the hamstring is] tight," Jets coach Todd Bowles said. "It’s day to day -- we’re gonna err on the side of caution."
Coach Todd Bowles said that Wilkerson "tweaked" his hamstring, and the team doesn't think it's serious, per ESPN New York.
"It is a little frustrating, but at the end of the day I am happy to be out here with my teammates and get the season going," Wilkerson said.
The veteran is seeking a big-money, long-term contract, and hopes to work out a new deal with the Jets before the start of the season. If not, he will make $6.97 million and become a free agent - at which point, the Jets could apply the franchise tag.
Wilkerson has racked up 16 sacks over the past two seasons.
|2011||New York Jets||16||49||35.0||14||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||New York Jets||16||69||36.0||33||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2013||New York Jets||16||63||43.0||20||10.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||3|
|2014||New York Jets||13||56||31.0||25||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
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|2011||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||3||0||1||21||1||1|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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