Wilkerson had his suspension lifted by the commissioner Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Wilkerson hasn't played in the league since 2018, when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury with the Packers. Given his injury history and off-the-field issues, it's tough to determine whether the 30-year-old will garner much attention from teams, but given the need for players in 2020, nothing can be ruled out.
Wilkerson (ankle) was arrested in New Jersey earlier this week and charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Wilkerson was previously arrested on a DWI charge last June, and he may now be required to serve an NFL suspension following a second such incident. The veteran defensive end last took the field in 2018 with Green Bay, appearing in three games before suffering a season-ending broken ankle that required surgery. He's presumably healthy now, but his ongoing legal trouble may hurt his chances of getting another NFL opportunity anytime soon.
Wilkerson (ankle) was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Wilkerson was placed on injured reserve last season after suffering a broken ankle Week 3. He said he wanted to re-sign with the Packers, but he's still a free agent and may now need to serve an NFL suspension.
Wilkerson (ankle) intends to re-sign with Green Bay ahead of the 2019 season, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. "I like it here a lot," Wilkerson said. "I came here to prove that I can play at a high level and that was cut short. But that's how the game goes sometimes. I definitely want to get another shot to show what I can do."
Wilkerson, who signed with the Packers this past offseason, only lasted three games before fracturing and tearing "most if not all... of [the] ligaments" in his left ankle. There remains no timetable for his return to the field. It's possible Green Bay could get him at a discounted price tag this time around, making his re-signing a low-risk, high-reward proposition given Wilkerson's past production as a pass rusher.
Wilkerson (ankle) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, according to his personal Instagram.
Wilkerson was placed on injured reserve Saturday after he broke his ankle in Week 3 against the Redskins. He'll now begin the rehab process in hopes of being full recovered for the beginning of next season.
The Packers officially placed Wilkerson (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday.
Wilkerson underwent a surgical procedure on the ankle he broke in last week's loss to the Redskins, so it was only a matter of time before he was placed on IR. It is unfortunate for the veteran lineman, because he signed a one-year, $5 million contract in the offseason with the goals of returning to the Pro Bowl form he displayed earlier in his career and securing one last big contract. He will spend the remainder of the season recovering and looking ahead to next year. Montravius Adams will presumably see his role on the line increased as a result.
Wilkerson (ankle) will miss the rest of the season, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
Signed to a one-year, $5 million contract this offseason, Wilkerson managed just five tackles and no sacks in three games with the Packers. He reportedly suffered a broken ankle in Sunday's loss to Washington that ultimately required surgery, with the possibility of additional damage around his foot/leg. Montravius Adams and Dean Lowry will take on larger roles along the defensive line for Green Bay.
Wilkerson (ankle) had a surgical procedure in the Washington, D.C. area after suffering a significant injury during Sunday's loss to the Redskins, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It isn't a good sign that Wilkerson stayed behind in Washington rather than traveling back to Green Bay with his teammates. The Packers haven't provided any kind of timeline, but this sounds like something that will probably lead to a multi-week absence even if it isn't a season-ender. Wilkerson has just five tackles and no sacks in three games with the Packers, after signing a one-year, $5 million contract during the offseason. His probable absence should free up more snaps for Montravius Adams and Dean Lowry.
Wilkerson will not return to Sunday's game against the Redskins due to an ankle injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Wilkerson was taken to the hospital after suffering the injury, Rapoport also reported. The 2015 All-Pro seems to have suffered a significant injury, though details remain undisclosed. Expect an update on Wilkerson's health shortly following Sunday's game.
Wilkerson (groin) participated in practice Sunday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.
Held out of practice and Thursday's preseason game against the Titans due to a sore groin, Wilkerson joined fellow defensive lineman Mike Daniels in drills Sunday. The duo, along with Kenny Clark, will compose a lethal front line once the regular season kicks off in September.
Wilkerson did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to groin soreness, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Fortunately for the Packers, Wilkerson's injury isn't being viewed as a serious one, and the veteran defensive end is likely just getting the day off as a precautionary measure. Despite coming off back-to-back down seasons following an All-Pro 2015 campaign, Wilkerson is expected to start on the defensive line in Green Bay alongside Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.
Wilkerson signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Packers on Thursday, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Wilkerson's deal with Green Bay was announced on Tuesday but wasn't made official until Thursday. He'll join Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark as the Packers' starting defensive linemen.
Wilkerson will sign with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Wilkerson will reunite with Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who was in the same position with the Jets when Wilkerson was drafted in 2011. The 28-year-old has recorded 44.5 career sacks over the span of seven seasons and will look to bounce back in his new home after disappointing in his past two seasons.
Wilkerson completed his visit with the Packers on Thursday and has meetings scheduled with the Saints and Chiefs in the near future, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Upon his official release from the Jets on Monday, Wilkerson's representatives have lined up a number of contenders as potential landing spots for the pass rusher. After posting double-digit sacks in a season twice between 2013 and 2015, he earned a massive five-year deal in the summer of 2016, only to yield eight combined sacks across the past two campaigns. Wherever he signs next, Wilkerson will be searching for the ideal situation in which to hearken back to his most productive days.
Wilkerson is slated to visit with the Packers in Green Bay on Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Wilkerson's previous employer, the Jets, let their intentions be known last Wednesday, but his release didn't become official until Monday. The owner of 44.5 career sacks, the 28-year-old defensive end has granted the Packers the first opportunity to gain his services. Helping the organization's cause is defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who coached Wilkerson his first two seasons in 2011 and 2012 in the same role. Wilkerson has posted two of his three lowest sack totals (4.5 and 3.5) the last two years, but a fresh start could put him on the path to the third double-digit sack total of his career.
The Jets informed Wilkerson on Wednesday that he will be released from the team, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Wilkerson's departure was one of the more predictable moves of the offseason after the defensive end wore out his welcome with the Jets almost immediately after inking a five-year, $86 million contract extension in the summer of 2016. In addition to seeing his productivity on the field decline with a combined eight sacks in 28 games the past two seasons, Wilkerson ruffled feathers within the organization for his chronic tardiness and negative locker-room presence, according to Darryl Slater of NJ.com. In deactivating Wilkerson for the final three games of the past season, the Jets sought to avoid a serious injury to the 28-year-old that would leave the team on the hook for his $16.75 million salary for 2018. By cutting Wilkerson prior to the start of the new league year, the Jets will be free of any further financial commitment and open up $11 million in salary-cap space.
Wilkerson finished the 2017 season with a career-low 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 13 games.
After signing a huge five-year, $86 million contract in 2016, Wilkerson saw a quick decline in his production, enough so that the Jets are fully ready to move on. Wilkerson was inactive for the last three games of the season, and it would take a significant change of heart for the team to bring him back. It's now all a matter of how they get rid of him, as he's slated to be a $20 million cap hit next season.
Wilkerson (coach's decision) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, a source informed Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles labeled Wilkerson a game-time decision heading into the season finale, but there was never much reason to think New York would make the defensive end active for the contest. With Wilkerson likely to get cut after the season, the Jets had little to gain by having the 28-year-old suit up Sunday and expose himself to a serious injury that would leave the team on the hook for his $16.75 million salary next season.
Wilkerson will travel to New England on Sunday, but head coach Todd Bowles said the defensive end's status won't be decided until game time, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Given that Wilkerson has worn out his welcome in the locker room and has seen his production nosedive since signing a massive five-year contract in the summer of 2016, it's likely that he'll be released in the offseason. Because the Jets would be on the hook for Wilkerson's $16.75 million salary for 2018 if were to sustain a serious injury in Week 17, it's highly unlikely the team will make him active for the contest. Look for Wilkerson to be included among the Jets' seven inactives when the team releases its list approximately 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. EST kickoff.
Wilkerson will be inactive Sunday against the Chargers in a coach's decision, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
The defensive end has seemingly worn out his welcome in the organization in light of his declining performance the last two seasons, as well as the disruptions he has caused in the locker room. Though Wilkerson returned to practice this week after he failed to make the trip to New Orleans in Week 15, it appears coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to welcome the 28-year-old back into the lineup. Don't be surprised if Wilkerson is held out of the season finale Dec. 31 against the Patriots as the Jets likely prepare to trade or release him in the offseason.
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