The report says the Jets could sign Wilkerson to a long-term contract extension this offseason, but that could be unlikely unless he "accepts a team-friendly deal."
Wilkerson is scheduled to earn $1.2 million in 2014. Per terms of the CBA, Wilkerson, the 30th pick in the 2011 draft, is in line for $5.25 million-$6 million in 2015 under the team option.
"It will be taken care of, definitely," Wilkerson said of his contract situation, per ESPN.com. "But all that holdout and all that other talk that people were saying and everything -- I never said anything like that. I’m not going to hold out. It’s not something I want; it’s not something I’m thinking about. I’m going to show up like everybody else and do what I’m told."
Wilkerson had 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception last season.
Wilkerson just completed the third season of a four-year contract that the Jets can extend to a fifth season. He claimed ignorance of what is in store for him.
"I'm not worried about that," he said. "That's why I have an agent."
Wilkerson finished 2013 with 64 tackles and 10 1/2 sacks, but was snubbed in the Pro Bowl voting.
"I think I should be in the Pro Bowl, but I'm going to use it as motivation for next year," he told WFAN. "I definitely know I'll be there for sure next year, in the Pro Bowl playing next year, for sure."
The lone Jets in this year's game are center Nick Mangold and cornerback Antonio Cromartie, both of whom were injury replacements.
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|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|
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